Growing the Field
CIRM-funded stem cell research has recruited hundreds of scientists and their associated labs to the state. Some of these scientists arrived as part of our Research Leadership program, which specifically provided funding to institutions recruiting world-class scientists. Some came as part of our New Faculty program, which funded M.D. and Ph.D. scientists in the critical early stages of their careers. Other scientists chose faculty positions at California institutions in the hopes of receiving CIRM funding for their work.
Even scientists whose work isn’t eligible to receive CIRM funding have been lured to California by the thriving research environment in regenerative medicine that has been created by CIRM initiatives.
These scientists who move to California bring their lab members with them and create new jobs for laboratory technicians in the state. They also build momentum for the state’s growing stem cell industry.