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Stem Cell Research

The California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) CIRM, the state’s stem cell agency, supports stem cell technology and regenerative medicine training programs. The CIRM-supported CSU Bridges programs provide students with research opportunities statewide, allowing students to prove their abilities and prepare for industry jobs, graduate school or medical school.

Biotechnology, medical device, pharmaceutical companies and academic centers statewide are incorporating stem cells into the way they do research and development. As a result we're seeing hundreds of job positions requiring stem cell research experience as the technology advances.

Cal Poly Pomona

Bridges to Stem Cell Research Program
Cal Poly Pomona (CPP), the home institution, is collaborating with CSU Los Angeles (CSULA), to develop a quality stem cell education program. Their partnering continues an established tradition of collaborating on curriculum development and promoting faculty/student interactions. The program goals will be: 1) to provide comprehensive stem cell training and research opportunities for qualified students; and 2) to give our large, ethnically diverse student populations a basic understanding of stem cell research.

There are commitments for internships in 63 research laboratories at 4 non-profit institutions (California Institute of Technology, City of Hope, The Scripps Research Institute, and University of Southern California). The internship program will be integrated into the students' undergraduate BS (BS) or graduate (MS) programs. Ten students per year (3 undergraduates and 2 graduate students from each campus) will be selected to participate in the stem cell research internships during the 3 year duration of this grant. Interns will be selected by an Advisory Board composed of faculty and administrators from CPP and CSULA and a representative from each of the four host institutions. The internship duration will be 6 months for BS and 12 months for MS students.

For more information contact: stemcellbridges@csupomona.edu or visit the program website Cal Poly Pomona/CSU LA Bridges to Stem Cell Program.


CSU Channel Islands

Master of Science Degree in Biotechnology & Bioinformatics with an Emphasis in Stem Cell Technology and Laboratory Management Emphasis
For more information contact: (805) 437-2748 or visit the program website CSU Channel Islands Bridges to Stem Cell Research Program .


CSU Fullerton

CIRM Bridges to Stem Cell Research (BSCR) Program
For more information contact: Visit the program website CSU Channel Islands Bridges to Stem Cell Research Program .


CSU Long Beach

Stem Cell Research Training Program
The program was recently featured (May 16, 2011) in CSU Long Beach News and Events (This Week @ the Beach blog!). For more information contact: Lisa Klig at (562) 985-2424, lsklig@csulb.edu or visit the program website CSU Long Beach Stem Cell Research Program.


CSU Los Angeles

Bridges to Stem Cell Research Program
Cal Poly Pomona (CPP), the home institution, is collaborating with CSU Los Angeles (CSULA), to develop a quality stem cell education program. Their partnering continues an established tradition of collaborating on curriculum development and promoting faculty/student interactions. The program goals will be: 1) to provide comprehensive stem cell training and research opportunities for qualified students; and 2) to give our large, ethnically diverse student populations a basic understanding of stem cell research.

There are commitments for internships in 63 research laboratories at 4 non-profit institutions (California Institute of Technology, City of Hope, The Scripps Research Institute, and University of Southern California). The internship program will be integrated into the students' undergraduate BS (BS) or graduate (MS) programs. Ten students per year (3 undergraduates and 2 graduate students from each campus) will be selected to participate in the stem cell research internships during the 3 year duration of this grant. Interns will be selected by an Advisory Board composed of faculty and administrators from CPP and CSULA and a representative from each of the four host institutions. The internship duration will be 6 months for BS and 12 months for MS students.

For more information contact: stemcellbridges@csupomona.edu or visit the program website Cal Poly Pomona/CSU LA Bridges to Stem Cell Program.


CSU Northridge

CSUN - UCLA Stem Cell Research Program
This interinstitutional training program provides opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to gain necessary skills and qualifications to springboard into careers in stem cell research.

For more information visit the program website Cal Poly Pomona/CSU LA Bridges to Stem Cell Program.


CSU Sacramento

Applied Stem Cell Internship program
The Applied Stem Cell Internship track is designed for students who wish to gain advanced coursework, hands-on research experience, and lab training in the latest stem cell techniques for careers in stem cell research or biotechnology. The program is designed to be completed in 20 months, including 3 semesters of graduate coursework at Sacramento State University, an intensive Stem Cell Techniques training course at the Buck Institute for Age Research, and a 6-month paid research internship at a participating laboratory in the UC Davis Stem Cell Program. Students will also take courses at UC Davis to augment their applied training. Upon completion of the internship, the student must complete a written project report (i.e., not a thesis).

For more information contact: Tom Peavy at trpeavy@csus.edu or visit the program website CSU Sacramento Stem Cell Research Program.


CSU San Bernardino

Stem Cell Scholars Internship Program
CSU San Bernardino is collaborating with Riverside Community College, San Bernardino Valley College, City of Hope, UC Riverside and Millipore Corporation to provide comprehensive stem cell training and research internships.

For more information visit the program website CSU Sacramento Stem Cell Research Program.


CSU San Marcos

Bridges to Stem Cell Research Program
The Bridges to the Stem Cell Research Program is funded by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM). The Program, based at CSUSM and in partnership with MiraCosta and Miramar Colleges, will place ten (10) students per year in full 12-month internships with host laboratories throughout the region. The Program has established internship commitments with the leaders in stem cell research in academia including the Salk Institute, the Burnham Institute, UCSD, and Scripps Institute. Students will also have the option to intern in premiere biotechnology companies including Cytori, Histogen, International Stem Cell Corporation, and Novocell.

Students will be working in internships full-time during their 12-month commitment as a Bridges Researcher. Students will also be enrolled full-time (through a combination of internship credit and coursework) at their home institution during their entire time as a Bridges Researcher. Internship and tuition and fees during enrollment as a Bridges Researcher are financially supported by the Program.

For more information contact: Bianca Mothe at bmothe@csusm.edu or visit the program website CSU San Marcos Stem Cell Research program.


Humboldt State University

Stem Cell Biology Training Program
The program is designed to train students for careers in the field of stem cell biology and regenerative medicine. Students will participate in a 12 month research intensive internship at either The University of California, San Francisco Institute for Regenerative Medicine (UCSF) or the Stanford University Center for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research and Education.

For more information contact: J. Varkey at jpv1@humboldt.edu or A. Sprowles at aes54@humboldt.edu or visit the program website Humboldt State University Bridges to stem cell research program.


San Diego State University

Stem Cell Research Training Program
The CIRM Bridges to Stem Cell Research Training Program provides a stipend of $2500/month to students working in local stem cell laboratories. Following a unique experience for students, including a brand new course in stem cell and regenerative biologyand experience in a research laboratory at SDSU, or other institute, these students will participate in a full-time internship at various institutions from San Diego's Biotech community, including the Burnham Medical Research Institute, Invitrogen, Inc., Stemgent, The Scripps Research Institute and University of California at San Diego.

For more information contact: Chris Glembotski at (619) 594-2959 or cglembotski@sciences.sdsu.edu or visit the program website SDSU Bridges to Stem Cell Research program.


San Francisco State University

Stem Cell Research Training Program
The program will provide 10 master's students with intensive research training at SF State and 12-month or 18-month internships at partner institutions including University of California, Berkeley, University of California, San Francisco and the Buck Institute for Age Research. Participants will graduate with either a master's of science in biology with a concentration in cell and molecular biology or a Professional Science Master's degree (PSM), the first of its kind offered at SF State. Those on the PSM track can choose concentrations in biotechnology or stem cell science. The PSM course also includes training in business, project management and communications in addition to scientific research.

For more information visit the program website sfsu stem cell research program.


San Jose State University

Stem Cell Internships in Laboratory-based Learning (SCILL) Program
The San José State University Consortium for Stem Cell Internships in Laboratory-based Learning (SCILL) Program provides coursework towards a Master’s degree in the Department of Biological Sciences (Master of Arts or Master of Biotechnology) at San Jose State University and a 12-month, full-time internship in stem cell research in one of four host institutions. The host institutions are Stanford University, the University of California Santa Cruz, the Parkinson’s Institute, and Escape Therapeutics.

For more information contact: Department of Biological Sciences at (408) 924-4900 or biology@email.sjsu.edu or visit the program website sjsu stem cell research program.