- About Us
The UCSC CIRM Shared Stem Cell Facility (SSCF) in Sinsheimer Laboratories is an advanced stem cell laboratory for research and training in manipulation techniques and the production of transgenic organisms. It supports faculty-led research and the laboratory course for the UCSC CIRM Training Program in Systems Biology of Stem Cells. This facility enables work on non-NIH approved human embryonic stem cell (hESC) lines.
The facility consists of a laboratory for embryonic stem cell growth and manipulation, a state-of-the-art transgenic facility, and staff with expertise in experimental design, protocol development, and data analysis.
The SSCF suite includes a core cell culture room and a cell culture training room for instructing individual researchers, small groups, and students taking the stem cell biology laboratory course. Adjoining rooms include a microscopy core that includes live imaging and rooms for reagent preparation and sample processing and analysis.
This core facility is supported by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) and the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3).
Contract services are available for researchers outside the UCSC community. Contact the SCCF manager for information.
Users of the SSCF are required to abide by all rules detailed in our policies.
Use of the facility is free of charge.
Our normal staff hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30-11:30 am.