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Interested in a career in Stem Cell Research?

CSULB has a Stem Cell option in the Biotechnology Certificate Program

The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) funded component of the Biotechnology Certificate Program at CSULB will be welcoming applications at the end of Fall semester 2013.  Students accepted into this program will earn a stipend ($25,750) and tuition (up to $7,000) for full-time participation in ten month internships during which they will be trained in stem cell laboratories at the City of Hope or the University of California at Irvine  (September 2014-June 2015).  


Applications are available at the link below:

To be eligible to apply you must be a current CSULB student and have successfully completed the following courses by the end of Fall semester 2013:

  • Biotechnology: Applications of Molecular Techniques and Bioinformatics (BIOL477/577)
  • Molecular Cell Laboratory (BIOL440L) or extensive laboratory experience using sterile technique
  • Directed Research in selected laboratories at CSULB (BIOL496/697, or MICRO 496/697, or CHEM 496/697) 

Other prerequisites/co-requisites (which must be successfully completed by the end of the Spring semester 2014) include:

  • Stem Cell Biology (BIOL 432/532)
  • Bioethics and Public Policy (BIOL 462/562)
  • Seminars (BIOL 480/580)
  • Molecular Genetics (BIOL 473/573)
  • Biochemistry (CHEM 441 B or CHEM 448 )
  • and a second semester of Directed Research in selected laboratories at CSULB (BIOL496/697, or MICRO 496/697, or CHEM 496/697)

Admission into the stem cell option is competitive. Students accepted into the program must enroll in the 2014 summer Advanced Stem Cell Laboratory training and two semesters (Fall 2014 and Spring 2015) of Stem Cell Research Internship (BIOL 492A/592A).

Please discuss your plans to enter this program with your CSULB major advisor and with the CSULB program director, Dr. Lisa S. Klig.

Applications for the next year of the program may be available Fall 2014, pending additional funding, for acceptance into the program by summer 2015 and completion of the internship during the 2015/2016 academic year.