Year 5

The Translational Human Embryonic Stem Cell Shared Research Facility is a UC Davis campus-wide service facility dedicated to the study of human stem and progenitor cells. The facility includes three cell culture laboratories, cell sorting, a molecular and histology core, controlled-rate cryopreservation and cell storage, and an infrastructure of experienced personnel that provide services and training in a spectrum of stem cell techniques. This centralized facility provides training opportunities to students at UC Davis, UC Merced, and the California State Universities (e.g., Sacramento, Humboldt) and trainees and investigators at any institution across the State of California. In addition to cell culture, differentiation, and related techniques, the facility has specialized expertise in the labeling of stem and progenitor cells for transplantation and novel tissue engineering approaching using novel scaffolds for repair.