The mission of the CIRM Shared Laboratory is to provide researchers with the resources to undertake pilot or long-term projects using stem cell technologies. These resources include basic training (each lab user must take a training course), advanced training and advice, and the use of high quality equipment. In addition to cell culture and cell biology facilities, our center has two unique features: high-throughput molecular profiling (Loring) and high throughput chemical screening (Ding). Each researcher, when qualified, supplies his or her own reagents and supplies, and works under the supervision of the dedicated staff. Cell lines used in the lab are tightly quality controlled.