Workforce Development and Training Program

Rhode Island INBRE Workforce Development and Training Program

May 20, 2024 – July 26, 2024

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

RI-INBRE started the WDT program in 2023 to create and implement intensive, hands-on biomedical training for college students in RI by capitalizing on RI-INBRE’s expertise in training summer undergraduate research students in their 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 for the biotechnology industry. Training participants in the theory and practice of operating advanced biomedical research instrumentation will make these trainees preferred new hires for Rhode Island chemical and biotechnology companies once they graduate and pursue biotechnology jobs.

The RI-INBRE WDT program recruits expert faculty and staff members to design and conduct intensive 2.5-day training modules for small groups of trainees. Small group sizes allow instructors to provide significant individual attention for each RI-INBRE WDT participant.

All WDT 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.

In addition to the modules offered last year, RI-INBRE WDT has added several new modules to its training program. RI-INBRE WDT is excited to announce that it is offering the following training modules:*

    • Basic Laboratory Research Skills
    • Fluorescence Microscopy
    • Drug Delivery Formulations
    • Patient Simulation & Drug Effects
    • 3D Science Visualization
    • Introduction to Biological Data Science
    • Cell and Tissue Culture Basics
    • Detecting and Separating Small Molecules
    • Introduction to DNA Manipulation
    • Introduction to C. elegans (worm model) Neurobiology
    • Nanosensors
    • Industrial Chromatography
    • Drug Assays

*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. Remember to check back soon for any updates to the WDT Summer 2024 session module offerings.

Click on the tiles below to learn more about the modules offered during this year’s WDT Summer 2024 session (May 20, 2024 – July 26, 2024). 


Registration for the RI-INBRE WDT 2024 modules will be available on April 26, 2024.