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Academic Excellence – Histotechnology Program at Merritt College

30 April 2015

The Histotechnology program provides on-campus and on-site technical training, focusing on routine tissue sample preparation, special stains and techniques such as immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization, fluorescence microscopy and genomics.

Training on campus will utilize samples routinely prepared in both clinical and research facilities. As part of their formal training, students of histotechnology will work through study guides provided by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) for its certification examination.

Partnerships with local facilities will allow for work experience and internship sites, required for certification of histotechnology graduates, and will provide further training for those interested in research and/or careers in the private sector.

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Biofest 3 at Merritt College, Nov. 22

13 November 2014


Would you like to understand why microscopists just won another Nobel prize? Come ask the students of the Merritt Microscopy Program!

Join us for Biofest 3, bigger and more fun than ever!

It’s equal parts hands-on science fun for all ages and career info for students. Everyone is welcome!

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Microscopy Program ScopED series at Merritt College, April 8-25

17 April 2014

SEMflyerApril 8 – 25 in the Health Sciences Building D, Room D247. Sign up at

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Peralta Matters – Summer of Science

22 July 2013

Part 1

It’s the ‘Summer of Science’ part one of a two-part special on Peralta Matters! We kick things off with a student who started attending Laney College at just 13 years old, Maha Mostafi. She talks about why science is important and how the classes she’s taken changed her life. Also from Laney College we talk with Professor Mark Rauzon, who shares his observations on how science is perceived and how he demonstrates the accessibility of science to his students. Our third guest, Robin Kang -- a Berkeley City College student talks about her experience with the biotechnology program and the benefits of having hands-on lab instruction. Last but not least, we welcome Berkeley City College Professor Brandon Celaya. He discusses how he keeps his students engaged and the influence of tools in the science world. Get comfortable, we are starting the ‘Summer of Science’ on Peralta Matters with a big bang!


Part 2

On this episode of Peralta Matters, we continue with part 2 of ‘Summer of Science’. First up, we have Professor Patti Tsai from the College of Alameda who talks about her experiences with being an instructor with the Peralta Colleges. Followed by 2 students, Anya Desai and Sara Sandu that were on a search for knowledge and found inspiration and a whole new world with the sciences. Last up, we have the amazing Gisele Giorgi, Professor and Director of the Merritt College Microscopy Program. She talks about how the program is a pioneer in the world of microscopy.

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BioFest 2 at Merritt College, April 20

9 April 2013

Merritt College Department of Biosciences presents BioFest 2, A Celebration of Science Fun & Science Futures for All Ages. Explore lucrative career options in emerging biotech fields. Saturday, April 20 at Noon to 5pm in the Merritt College Student Lounge R-110.

BioFest 2 at Merritt College

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Peralta News – BioFest at Merritt College

24 January 2013

Held in conjunction with the Bay Area Science Festival, BioFest is a celebration of technological advancements in Biotechnology, including Genomics and Microscopy, and an introduction to emerging careers in Biological Sciences. You can also look at your own cells under our many microscopes, or bring your own material to use in our interactive microscope demos.

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BioFest at Merritt College

19 October 2012

In conjunction with the Bay Area Science Festival, Merritt College – one of the four colleges in the Peralta Community College District that includes Berkeley City College, College of Alameda and Laney College in Oakland – is sponsoring the first annual “BioFest” on October 27th, 2012 from noon to 6 p.m. in the Huey Newton and Bobby Seale Lounge, R Building, Merritt College, 12500 Campus Drive, Oakland, CA 94619. Parking will be free.

“BioFest at Merritt College is a celebration of technological advancements in Biotechnology, including Genomics and Microscopy” says Dr. Hank Fabian, faculty member in the Merritt Microscopy program. “The purpose of this event is to introduce the general public to emerging careers in biological sciences. Merritt College offers training for the jobs of tomorrow in the exciting fields of Genomics and Microscopy. This festival will include interactive activities for all ages, and is a great way to explore the fun side of biology.”

People of all ages and backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to come to BioFest – there will even be a scavenger hunt for kids. Additionally, opportunities will be available for participants to get their ancestry tested at a significant discount, look at their own cells under our many microscopes, or even bring their own material to use in our interactive microscope demos. Additionally, Merritt students will give presentations on modern health issues and their experiences being trained for these new careers.

Explore careers in biology through short seminars and individual interactions with industry experts, program graduates and career counselors. Tour our facilities and marvel at modern innovation in biology. Enjoy the video art installation “small worlds of wonder.” Win free gene ancestry testing, art prints and other fun prizes with our raffle and door prizes. Snack on tasty treats at the opening and closing receptions. Join us for a fun day! Reaffirm or even discover your own passion for science!

For more info:
Contact person: Dr. Hank Fabian,, 436-2616

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Merritt Kids College – Career Exploration and Summer Fun!

17 March 2012. 4 comments

Merritt Kids College is in its 3rd year of offering an affordable Summer Camp experience. We are located on the Merritt College campus in the month of June for students entering grades 6th – 9th grade. Our mission is to nurture a habit of learning by providing opportunities for career exploration, physical activity and personal growth in a college setting. This summer we will be offering new activities in career exploration such as, Fire Science, Nursing, Administration of Justice and Emergency Medical Technician. Returning activities include Microscopy, Chemistry, Ceramics and much more. Merritt College faculty teaches all classes and presentations are by Merritt College counselors.

Our summer session begins June 18th through the 28th for an amazing low price of $150.00. Each day we start at 9am to 4pm with aftercare available from 4pm to 6pm at an additional charge of $15.00 per day. For more information, click here!


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