Workforce Development and Training Program (WDT)


May 22, 2024 – July 26, 2024


RI-INBRE Workforce Development and Training (RI-INBRE WDT) program is thrilled to announce that the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training (RI-DLT) has awarded funding for the 2024 – 2025 RI-WDT program.

The WDT program was created in 2023 to provide hands-on biomedical training for students by capitalizing on RI-INBRE’s well-equipped and well-maintained RI-INBRE Centralized Research Core Facility (CRCF).

The RI-INBRE WDT program’s mission is to provide trainees with valuable biomedical skills and to make these trainees preferred new hires for the Rhode Island biomedical and biotechnology industry once they graduate and pursue biotechnology jobs.

Expert faculty and staff design and conduct intensive 2.5-day training modules for small groups of trainees, allowing instructors to provide individual attention for each participant.

All modules are offered free of charge and provide instruction on the theory and practice of operating molecular and cellular analysis equipment, as well as training in scientific methods and data analysis. Participants who complete a training module earn a RI-INBRE-branded WDT certificate.

RI-INBRE WDT is offering the following training modules for the 2024 summer session:*
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    • Application of Biochromatography
    • Basic Lab Skills
    • Biological Data Science
    • Cell and Tissue Culture
    • Detecting and Separating Small Molecules
    • DNA Manipulation
    • Drug Delivery
    • Effective Scientific Communication
    • Enzyme-Drug Assays
    • Fluorescence Microscopy
    • Nanosensors
    • Patient Simulation
    • 3D Science Visualization
    • Worm Model Neurobiology

*All modules will be offered at URI except for “Cell and Tissue Culture Basics,” which will be held at the Community College of Rhode Island. 

Click on the tiles below to learn more about the modules offered during this year’s WDT Summer 2024 session (May 22, 2024 – July 26, 2024). 


Registration for the RI-INBRE WDT 2024 modules is currently open.  Click here to register.