Year 5

The aim of the Stanford CIRM Training Program is to produce leaders positioned to understand basic stem cell mechanisms, develop relevant human stem cell lines in order to investigate the pathogenesis and treatment of diseases, and provide the fundamental and practical basis for the development of new molecular and cellular therapies. As such, the training program aims to integrate studies in basic and clinical sciences to foster a translational and entrepreneurial approach to biomedical research. The training program seeks to intersect basic and clinical science with a specific emphasis on using fundamental principles in biology and medicine to improve human health. Stanford University consists of a single integrated campus that hosts research and training programs in the humanities, law, business biological sciences, physical sciences, engineering, and computer sciences. The Stanford CIRM Training Program supports trainees in a rich cross-disciplinary atmosphere of discovery and translation. The Stanford CIRM Training Program offers outstanding opportunities for both MD and PhD predoctoral students, PhD postdoctoral fellows, and clinical fellows in stem cell biology, regenerative medicine, and human disease. The Stanford faculty mentors have extensive experience in basic research, clinical translation, and training in stem cells and cancer stem cells.

In combination, our CIRM Training Faculty have trained 18 Clinical Fellows, 18 Postdoctoral Scholars and 29 Predoctoral Students; many of which have gone on to faculty positions or have received other prestigious awards to continue their training and research in California.