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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

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

You can make a gift directly to IBSC by using our secure online giving form. We will apply your donation to projects having the greatest potential impact. If your intent is to support a particular project or goal, please indicate so in the notes section with as much detail as possible.

If you are considering a larger donation, a legacy gift such as an endowed chair, or if you want to discuss your gift, please call (831-459-1399) or email us. Together, we can determine how to best support research that is meaningful to you.

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