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CIRM Bridges to Stem Cell Research Awards

The goal of SFSU’s CIRM Bridges program is to train students to enter research careers in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine. In collaboration with UC San Francisco, UC Berkeley, The Buck Institute for Research on Aging, Stanford University, and Children's Hospital of Oakland this CIRM Bridges program will train students through the Masters of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology.
    This SFSU CIRM program will provide a comprehensive slate of lab and lecture courses, research internships, professional mentoring, and community service opportunities to ensure that our students possess not only scientific and technical proficiency but also a thorough grasp of the ethical implications of the technology and the ability to communicate effectively with a general as well as a scientific audience.
    The research internships will provide students with training in state-of-the-art facilities in the laboratories of three premiere institutions at the forefront of stem cell research. Students completing this program will gain knowledge and the experience necessary to work with both federally and non-federally registered stem cell lines. Our graduates from this master’s program will be fully prepared to contribute to the growth of a vibrant stem cell industry that is fully reflective of the diversity of backgrounds and perspectives in our state.  

To apply to the CIRM Bridges Program

CIRM General Information

Programmatic Components and Eligibility

List of past and current SFSU CIRM fellows and their lab affiliations.

 A listing of additional CIRM Bridges programs across California can be found at: http://www.cirm.ca.gov/for-researchers/researchfunding