- About Us
The UCSC Training Program in Systems Biology of Stem Cells provides predoctoral and postdoctoral students with a solid understanding of the biology of stem cells, the skills to use stem cells in their own research, and the ability to devise and use computational approaches in their stem cell research. Stem cell research at UCSC focuses on the basic biological systems operating in the processes of self-renewal and differentiation of stem cells.
We now support four predoctoral students and six postdoctoral fellows as CIRM Scholars. They undertake research projects with faculty mentors from UCSC and participate in a variety of learning opportunities, including a UCSC stem cell journal club, an annual UCSC CIRM scholar research review day, and local, national, and international scientific conferences. We also provide internships in stem cell biology in conjunction with San Jose State University.
This program is made possible by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), established in 2005 with the passage of Proposition 71, the California Stem Cell Research and Cures Initiative.