UC Davis Translational Human Embryonic Stem Cell Shared Research Facility

UC Davis Translational Human Embryonic Stem Cell Shared Research Facility

Funding Type: 
Shared Labs
Grant Number: 
CL1-00504-1.2
Award Value: 
$1,728,111
Stem Cell Use: 
Embryonic Stem Cell
iPS Cell
Status: 
Active
Public Abstract: 
Statement of Benefit to California: 
Progress Report: 

Year 1

The Translational Shared Research Facility provides a resource for California investigators and trainees to study human embryonic stem cells in an environment of collaboration and to facilitate research needs. The facility includes laboratories for cell culture and analysis, flow cytometry, cell morphology, molecular biology, and provides essential services and training. The facility has a functional website that provides calendar sign-up for facility use.

Year 2

The UC Davis Translational Human Embryonic Stem Cell Shared Research Facility (TSRF) provides a resource for California investigators and trainees to study human embryonic stem cells in a collaborative environment. The TSRF supports research for investigators and provides training to those new to human embryonic stem cell research or those in need of additional guidance. The TSRF includes laboratories for cell culture, flow cytometry and cell sorting, techniques for cellular and molecular analysis of the cells, and essential services and training. Calendar sign-up using a web-based process is available for use of the laboratories and equipment and overall use of the facility.

Year 3

The UC Davis Translational Human Embryonic Stem Cell Shared Research Facility (TSRF) provides a resource for California investigators and trainees to study human embryonic stem cells in a collaborative environment. The TSRF supports research for investigators and trainees at multiple institutions and provides training to those new to human embryonic stem cell research and those in need of additional guidance. The TSRF includes laboratories for cell culture, flow cytometry and cell sorting, techniques for cellular and molecular analysis of the cells, and unique services and training. Calendar sign-up using a web-based process is available for use of the laboratories and equipment in the facility, and a program administrator and scientific staff ensure efficient operation and ease of access, quality training opportunities, and unique techniques to advance human embryonic stem cell research. Established university-approved recharge rates are established for a variety of high quality services in the TSRF.

Year 4

The UC Davis Translational Human Embryonic Stem Cell Shared Research Facility (TSRF) provides a resource for California investigators and trainees to study human embryonic stem cells and related stem and progenitor cell populations in a highly collaborative environment. The TSRF supports research for investigators and provides training and guidance to those new to human embryonic stem cell research or those in need of additional guidance with the culture and study of pluripotent stem cells. The TSRF includes laboratories for cell culture, flow cytometry and cell sorting, techniques for cellular and molecular analysis of the cells, and essential services including assistance with cryopreservation and storage of cell banks for experiments. Calendar sign-up is available for use of the laboratories and equipment within the facility. Examples of services include high quality mouse embryonic feeders (MEFs) on a recharge basis and screened reagents for investigator use. Trainees from CIRM training programs receive training in cell culture and related techniques, and are able to use the facility to pursue their research projects under the guidance of experienced faculty and staff.

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