Day 1

How to get here

The lab is located on the Harvard Medical School Longwood Campus, on the 10th floor of the New Research Building (NRB) located at 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur.

What to do when you arrive

We will meet you at 9:00am at the main entrance of NRB, underneath the “77 Avenue Louis Pasteur” sign (see picture below). If you’re late or can’t find us, please call or email Tom.

What to bring

  • You don’t need to bring much, we’ll provide you with a laptop to use for the duration of the program, a lab notebook and additional materials.
  • You can bring your own lunch, or buy lunch nearby (there’s a cafeteria on the ground floor of the building).
  • You will need to have a photo ID with you for the first few days of the program until your HMS ID is ready.
  • If you want to provide your own ID headshot, it should have a white background and be in a jpeg format.

Dress code

On this day - and during the rest of the course! - the only requirement is to come dressed appropriately for lab work (closed toed shoes and long pants)

Activities for the day:

  1. Welcome and introductions
  2. On-boarding at Harvard
  3. Lab Safety Training: Safety Orientation Checklist
  4. Hands-on lab activities: Working with bacteria