Year 6

In the last year, we have met, and exceeded, all of the original goals outlined in our initial proposal. We have focused our center on the use of both human embryonic stem cells and induced pluripotent stem cells in order to provide an optimal set of tools for researchers at Stanford University and across the State of California. In recognition of our breadth, we renamed our center to the Stanford Center for Pluripotent Stem Cell Research and Education and are launching addition services to provide derivation of iPSCs for end users. The Center directly supported 27 independent stem cell projects with important implications to stem cells and human disease. We have now also solidly incorporated methods of genome editing into our offerings. During the last year, we trained scientists across the state of California through eight different classes offered to those at Stanford and at collaborating institutions in the Bridges program including San Jose State University, Humboldt State University, Pasadena City College, California State at Fullerton and others. Overall, the value of the Shared Research Center and Educational programs continues to increase bringing important funding from foundations, private donors and federal grants to scientists in California.