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The Institute for the Biology of Stem Cells (IBSC) at UC Santa Cruz aims to support and advance stem cell research by promoting interdisciplinary discoveries in biology, engineering, and information science to enable cures.


Training tomorrow’s stem cell researchers

Postdoctoral training program: Allow postdoctoral researchers to build important career skills in addition to rigurous research training.  The postoctoral program at the IBSC will inclued leadership training (budgeting research projects, manage lab members, develop grant writing skills) and teaching skills. 

Scholarships: Allow promising undergraduates with financial constraints to accept research internships. 

Fellowships: Provide support for top graduate students and postdoctoral scholars as they pursue their education and research.

Enhance leadership

Chairs: Attract, honor, and retain faculty by providing flexible resources for our best and brightest talents.

Support world-class stem cell facilities

Infrastructure: Ensure we have state-of-the-art facilities and tools to pursue this work.

How You Can Help

Your support will transform lives and our institute. Private support leverages public investment in our work, making it possible to pursue new lines of inquiry and attract top students and faculty to our program. Our campus culture of inclusion and diversity amplifies the impact of your support as we nurture young scientists to become the next leaders in the field.

You can make a gift directly to IBSC by using our secure online giving form. If you would like to support a specific goal please make note in the box “NOTES OR SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR YOUR GIFT” on the donation page.

Please call (831-459-1399) or email us directly if you would like to receive more information about how to best support research that is meaningful to you.

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