Student Research Programs


Barcode Long Island (BLI) supports students as they study local biodiversity using DNA barcoding. BLI's mission is for students to gain an intuitive understanding of the crucial interdependence between humans and the natural environment.

Mentors DNALC-trained HS teachers
Students Grades 9-12 in teams of 2-4
Region/Scope Biodiversity study of Long Island and/or its surrounding waters (including Nassau, Suffolk, Queens, Brooklyn)
Project Hub Dolan DNA Learning Center
Funded by National Institutes of Health Science Education Partnership Award
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The Urban Barcode Project (UBP) engages student research teams sponsored by a qualified teacher or mentor as they use DNA barcoding to explore biodiversity in the New York City metropolitan area.

Mentors DNALC-trained HS teachers and research mentors
Students Grades 9-12 in teams of 2-4
Region/Scope Biodiversity study of NYC metro area, detecting use of endanged species, or food mislabling
Project Hub Harlem DNA Lab
Funded by Thompson Family Foundation
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The Urban Barcode Research Program (UBRP) engages students in biodiversity research in New York City. Students complete workshops and then conduct independent, student-driven DNA barcoding research with expert mentorship at research institutions.

Mentors Invited researchers/educators at research institutions
Students Grades 9-12 who have completed mandatory Conservation Genetics and DNA Barcoding courses
Region/Scope Biodiversity study of NYC metro area
Project Hub Harlem DNA Lab and NYC research institutions
Funded by Pinkerton Foundation
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