California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM)
UCSB CIRM Scholars attend the CIRM Grantee meeting in San Francisco in March 2010. Left to right: CIRM President Alan Trounson, Sherry Hikita (UCSB Laboratory Director), Teisha Rowland (UCSB CIRM Scholar), Misty Riddle (UCSB CIRM Scholar), CIRM Director of Scientific Activities Patricia Olson, Poornima Kolhar (UCSB CIRM Scholar), and Dennis Clegg (UCSB Training Program Director).
In 2005, UC Santa Barbara was awarded a grant of $1.3 million from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) to support a graduate and postdoctoral training program in stem cell research. This grant was renewed in 2009. CIRM was established in 2004 by Proposition 71, The California Stem Cell Research and Cures Initiative. CIRM graduate students and postdoctoral trainees conduct research on a wide range of innovative, interdisciplinary projects in the department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, the College of Engineering, and the Neuroscience Research Institute.
Mentors and Scholars
The CIRM grant has allowed the establishment of two new Stem Cell Graduate Courses: Stem Cell Biology, MCDB 246 lead by MCDB Prof. Dennis Clegg, and Social and Bioethical Issues of Stem Cell Research, MCDB 247 / History 247 , taught by History and Environmental Professor Michael Osborne. Both of these courses are offered in the Spring quarter.
How to Apply
Applicants interested in a graduate or postdoctoral position should have degrees in a relevant field. Please contact the CIRM mentor with whom you are interested in working and include a CV, including a summary of research, and three references. Supported by a Grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine. UCSB is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to multicultural diversity.
Human Embryonic Stem Cell Culture Course
The UCSB Laboratory for Stem Cell Biology and Engineering(LSCBE) was established to provide a shared stem cell culture facility in support of human embryonic stem cell (hESC) research at UCSB and at neighboring institutions. The primary objectives of this facility are hESC culture training, research, and quality control.
The LSCBE offers a two day "one-on-one" training course that provides detailed, hands-on instruction in hESC culture techniques. Researchers are given personal instruction and protocols on the care, maintenance, and characterization of human embryonic stem cells, with continued guidance and feedback during and following the training course.
Phone: (805) 893-5320