Human Embryonic and Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Culture Training

The UCSB Laboratory for Stem Cell Biology and Engineering (LSCBE) core facility was established to provide a shared stem cell culture facility in support of human embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cell research at UCSB. Training is available and subject to fees.

For more information contact Associate Laboratory Director Cassidy Arnold at

Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees

The Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB) offers BA and BS majors in Biological Sciences, as well as a more specialized BS major in Cell and Developmental Biology. Within these majors it is possible to tailor elective course selection so as to emphasize stem cell biology.

MA and PhD degrees are also offered through the MCDB department, as well as the BioMolecular Science and Engineering program (BMSE) and the Chemical and Mechanical Engineering departments. Interested students should contact individual faculty members or relevant departments to inquire.

Postdoctoral Fellowships

Researchers interested in postdoctoral positions should contact individual faculty members to inquire.


There are two Stem Cell Graduate Courses offered: Stem Cell Biology, MCDB 246, and MCDB 247: Social and Bioethical Issues of Stem Cell Research. Versions of these courses are offered at the undergraduate level as MCDB 146 and MCDB 147. In addition, local researchers participate in a stem cell roundtable in which current research projects are discussed. Stem cell journal clubs and numerous seminar presentations from outside scholars are also available.