IBSC Sinsheimer and Biomedical Sciences Stem Cell Facilities

IBSC Stem Cell Facility

IBSC Stem Cell Resources

The IBSC Stem Cell Facilities in the Biomedical Sciences and Sinsheimer buildings are advanced research laboratories for the culture and analysis of stem cells. They both provide space for embryonic stem cell growth and manipulation, for UCSC researchers doing stem cell related projects. The Sinsheimer TC Recharge facility is open to all UCSC Investigators. The facility staff offers expertise in experimental design, protocol development, and data analysis. This facility enables work on non-NIH-approved human embryonic stem cell (hESC) lines.

Both facilities include multiple  BSL2 culture rooms, with spaces that are dedicated as needed to viral transductions and other procedures warranting a higher level of containment. The IBSC Biomedical Science facilitiy also houses equipment required  recording images of living cells, and for applying functional genomics techniques to the study of stem cell biology.

This core facility is supported by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) and the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3).


Users of the IBSC Sinsheimer Stem Cell Facility are required to abide by all rules detailed in our policies.

Fee Schedule

Use of the Biomedical Science TC is open to IBSC Investigators only. Weekly use for the SSCF facility in Sinsheimer is $45.00/per project and is open to any UCSC Investigator needing BSL2 TC space. A project can be up to 3 researchers. New users will be charged a one-time $200 fee for training and facility orientation. Currently, we are not offering -80 or Liq. Nitrogen storage.

Hours of Operation

Our normal staff hours are Monday through Friday, 7:00-3:30 pm.

Keys and or Card key is required at all times to access the building and  laboratory. Contact the facility manager to arrange for a card key.

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