The CoDE Lab presents a summer coding program 2016

5 Apr

The CoDE Lab is very excited to announce a summer coding program that aims to promote more opportunities for undergraduate students to participate in ongoing research!

We have designed a free two-month program that will expose undergraduates not only to research in a lab but also to learn the basics of coding, reading scientific journal articles, and participate in lab meetings. The main goal is for students to learn new skills in the coding language R and be able to apply computational analysis to biological problems.

Program Details

This program will begin June 7, 2016 and run through August 4, 2016.

Our weekly meetings will consist of coding with learning programs such as Udacity, Code Academy, and worksheets provided by the facilitators, reading journal articles related to drug resistance and other topics of research students may be interested in, and lab meetings. Also, we are hoping to go on field trips to various places where coding in biology is applicable!

Each week will look roughy like this:

Course Outline

Who is behind this summer program?

There is four of us organizing the program. We are here to guide and mentor students. Please contact us ( if you have any questions. We’d love to hear from you.

Olivia Pham (graduate student in the CoDE lab)


Dwayne Evans (graduate student in the CoDE lab)

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Kadie Williams (graduate student in the CoDE lab)


Marion Hartl (Post-doc in the CoDE lab)


Who is this program for?

This program is for SF State Undergraduates in biology, whom are interested in learning about computational biology, HIV, evolution and/or drug resistance.

Previous experience with programming is not required.

The only requirement for this program is enthusiasm and willingness to work hard. Also, being nice is a plus…! However, we do ask that students who are interested be able to commit at least 6 hours/week during the days that we meet.

If you are not a biology student at SF State but are interested, please contact us and we’ll see what we can do.

How much does the summer program cost?

This program is free for students, there is no fee to apply!

When and where will this summer program be held?

The program will be held in the CoDE Lab at SF State Hensil Hall 520. This program will begin June 7, 2016 and run through August 4, 2016

How to apply?

The deadline to apply is May 6th, 2016.

Please fill out the application at:


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