Project Objective: Other (only use for Training, Conference, or other non research/development grants)

Stanford SIM1 Building

This application will describe the depth and breadth of our Stem Cell Programs in the “CIRM Institute” category. We are requesting funds to help with the construction costs for our Institute of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, a free-standing new building dedicated to our Stem Cell Programs. Currently, our stem cell program and our […]

Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine

The San Diego Consortium for Regenerative Medicine (“SDCRM”) is a nonprofit organization formed to marshal the intellectual resources of four world-leaders in life sciences research, including the Burnham Institute for Medical Research, the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, The Scripps Research Institute and the University of California, San Diego. In addition to the collective strength […]

CIRM Center of Excellence at Buck Institute for Age Research

Facility The Buck Institute for Age Research proposes to develop a CIRM Major Facility to investigate the role of stem cells in aging and in the pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of age-related disease. A new building devoted to human embryonic stem cell (hESC) research will be constructed adjacent to space earmarked for our CIRM Shared […]

Medical School Loan Repayment Program

Because the regenerative capacity of adult heart is limited, any substantial cell loss as a result of a heart attack is mostly irreversible and may lead to progressive heart failure. Human pluripotent stem cells can be differentiated to heart cells, but their properties when transplanted into an injured heart remain unresolved. We propose to perform […]

Medical School Loan Repayment Program

Despite therapeutic advances, cardiovascular disease remains a leading cause of mortality and morbidity in California. Regenerative therapies that restore normal function after a heart attack would have an enormous societal and financial impact. Although very promising, regenerative cardiac cell therapy faces a number of challenges and technological hurdles. Human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSC) allow […]

Medical School Loan Repayment Program

Many fetuses with congenital blood stem cell disorders such as sickle cell disease or thalassemia are prenatally diagnosed early enough in pregnancy to be treated with stem cell transplantation. The main benefit to treating these diseases before birth is that the immature fetal immune system may accept transplanted cells without needing to use immunosuppressant drugs […]

Gladstone Summer Scholars (GSS) internship program

Public school classrooms are often strapped for resources, with ill-fitted lab equipment and a lackluster science curriculum, and teachers often struggle to provide interactive science opportunities for their students. Our scientists believe a highly skilled workforce benefits the state of California and that underprivileged students deserve to be part of the exciting field of stem […]

Creativity Award Program in Stem Cell Biology for California High School Students

We propose a CIRM Creativity Award program that builds on our existing summer research program for undergraduate and high school students by offering additional elements tailored to Creativity Award students, including: (a) a lecture series highlighting local young investigators, ethical issues, and future undergraduate educational opportunities, (b) a series on “The Art in Science”, and […]

Internship at a Cutting Edge CIRM-funded Stem Cell Research Facility

The CIRM Creativity Program is a novel internship program for high school students in cutting edge stem cell research facilities. It is a motivating, stimulating and successful program encouraging young people from California to enter the field of stem cell biology and research. We conducted a previous successful summer internship program where motivated and talented […]

UCSF SEP High School Intern Program

With funding from CIRM, 18 high school students from backgrounds underrepresented in the sciences will have the opportunity to pursue a summer research project in stem cell biology at a major research university. Students will spend the bulk of their summer conducting research under the guidance of a mentor scientist. In addition, they will meet […]