UCSC Stem Cell Training Program

Stem Cell Training

The UC Santa Cruz Institute for the Biology of Stem Cells offers internships in stem cell biology in conjunction with San Jose State University and California State University, Channel Islands.

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.

Program 2006-2015

Stem Cell ScholarFrom 2006 through December 2015, the UCSC Training Program in Systems Biology of Stem Cells supported four predoctoral students and six postdoctoral fellows per year (list of scholars). They undertook research projects with faculty mentors from UC Santa Cruz and participated 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. The training program provided 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.

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