Year 6

The UC Davis Translational Human Embryonic Stem Cell Shared Research Facility (TSRF) is a fully functional facility of approximately 2,500 sq. ft. The TSRF is a self-contained facility with three fully equipped cell culture laboratories each with annually certified biosafety cabinets, incubators, centrifuges, microscopes, and all of the necessary supplies and consumables for trainees and investigators to use for human stem cell research. Opportunities are posted on the TSRF website ( which provides access to resources needed, and allows TSRF staff to assist users and meet their research and training needs. Additional individual laboratories within the facility provide flow cytometry and cell sorting, molecular biology (quantitative PCR), histology, controlled-rate cryopreservation and cell storage, as well as highly experienced staff to assist investigators and trainees. The conference room provides opportunities for teleconferencing and videoconferencing for participants at distant sites including partnering institutions. Individuals videoconference for a weekly journal club, which also includes trainees from the California State University Bridges to Stem Cell Research training programs sites. The facility supports research efforts at California institutions.