Biotech Summer Institute


Futurelab+ is an ambitious, Genentech-sponsored initiative to get U.S. high school students excited about biotechnology and help build a more diverse and inclusive future workforce in science and medicine. The centerpiece of Futurelab+ is a free, industry-aligned, open-source high school biotechnology curriculum written by and for teachers, available at

Additionally, you can request support from Genentech volunteers through Career Connect, a free Discovery Education platform. Want students to hear from a volunteer about their career journey or to highlight the science they’re working on that connects to your curriculum? This is the way to do it! 

In the Bay Area and want to stay connected to Ignited and Genentech? Apply for our 2025 Summer Fellowship Positions where we may have open positions at the South San Francisco Genentech Campus! 


Teacher Stories


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