Accelerator Track

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The Accelerator Track is designed for academically driven students to introduce them to the rigors of medical science. This program emphasizes on advanced concepts and incorporates recent scientific developments, discoveries, technological advancements in biomedical science, and enables students to delve deeper into the real world applications.

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Knowledge is power like none other
As part of the program, students undertake guided scientific projects and engage in scientific inquiries. Further, students have the opportunity to present their research findings at scientific symposiums and competitions, offering them a taste of the real-world impact their work can have.
Students: High School / Middle School / Gap year students
Duration: Two Weeks (approximately 6 hours/day )
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Program Dates: June 24th - July 5th, July 8th - July 19th, July 22nd - Aug 8th
Format: Commuter and Online
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Structure of Accelerator Track


No prior AP biology or advanced knowledge is required. At the beginning, we introduce the basic concepts required to follow the course.

Guided Group discussions

We conduct group discussions based on the literature and publications, to help identify the core questions and demonstrate the process of pursuing solutions systematically and scientifically.

One-on-one meetings with Instructors

Dedicated sessions with the Instructors allow for the students to discuss their individual preferences in terms of the future course of study, explore the college majors and elective subjects that may align with their interest or the prospects they entail.

Capstone project

As part of the program, students undertake guided scientific projects. Students have the opportunity to select a topic of their choice from any of the subjects covered in the course. Our instructors collaborate with students to assist them in identifying pertinent scientific literature, enabling the formulation of valid hypotheses.
Our unique and robust infrastructure, provides a broad spectrum of resources, fostering collaboration among students as they engage in their projects. Our training approach encourages students to delve into advanced topics, cultivating a deeper understanding.
The findings from the study are presented at a concluding colloquium. Further, students have the opportunity to present their research findings at scientific symposiums and competitions, offering them a taste of the real-world impact their work can have.
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Our alumni students have found the course helpful in crystalizing their path forward in college/career via long term biomedical internships for high-school students.
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Activities & Credits

Poster Making
Students learn to make high quality science posters & hone their presentation skills.
Learn to draft scientific write-ups with clear and convincing narratives.
Outstanding students also get opportunities for long-term projects with mentors.

Project Reports from Our Recent Students

Atrial Septal Defect


Kirthi Gopinath
(Mission San Jose High School)

Congenital Heart Defects (CDHs) are present at birth and affect the structure of a baby's heart as well as its function. One specific CDH, Atrial Septal Defect (ASD), causes a hole to form in the septum that divides the right and left atria. This hole causes irregular blood flow by allowing blood from the left atrium to flow to the right atrium

TERT Shelterin Complex


Neerja Bathla
(Keystone School)

Melanoma accounts for 1.7% of global cancer diagnoses and is the fifth most common cancer in the USIt has risen in developed countries with a majorly fair-skinned population.This project studies the hypothesis that telomerase rever transcriptase (TERT) and shelterin complex (TERF1/2) gene mutations will be present in Melanoma patients, and that the presence of these mutations will lead to a poorer prognosis in melanoma patients.

Science Fair Winner
Circulating Tumor Cells


Iman Ali
(Galaxy International School)

Metastasis, the process by which cancer spreads, represents one of the most perilous aspects of the disease. Coined by Jean Claude Recamier in 1829, metastasis serves as the defining characteristic of a malignant tumor Circulating tumor cells (CTCs), also referred to as circulating cancer cells, play a pivotal role in this phenomenon.

Acute Myeloid Leukemia


Chance White
(Saint Ignatius College Preparatory)

Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) is an aggressive cancer of the blood and bone marrow which inhibits normal hematological development. The disease is characterized by abnormal proliferation of premature white blood cells known as myeloid cells. The uncontrolled colonial expansion of myeloid cells inhibits healthy red blood cell division in patients.

Hepatitis B Virus-Associated Hepatocellular Carcinoma


Weiran Yu
(Ambassador High School)

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) constitutes the predominant form of primary liver cancer, accounting for 75-90% of cases, while intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) represents a significant portion of other cancer subtypes. The incidence of liver cancer is the fifth most common among men and the ninth most common among women worldwide. Recognized risk factors for HCC include chronic infections with hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV)

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Past Experiences

What Our Students Say


Elio Academy has been a part of my life for the past two years, and I am so grateful for all of the opportunities in biomedical research that it has given me. I participated in a summer program for two weeks in 2022, and I am part of the Extended Fall Research Program in 2023. Both programs have taught me so much, and enhanced my knowledge of biomedical research. The instructors are engaging, accommodating, and helpful, and the overall program is extremely informative and just a really amazing opportunity. I highly recommend this program, as it has helped me scientifically in many ways, and forced me to think and ask questions. Elio Academy has shaped me as a scientist, student, and researcher, and I cherish and appreciate everything that it has given me.

Neerja Bathla

Keystone School, San Antonio


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