This program is aimed at promoting diversity in the California stem cell workforce. Students who share this goal, especially from underrepresented minority groups, economically disadvantaged backgrounds, or who are the first generation in their families to attend college are encouraged to apply.
 
This program is designed to train students in the area of stem cell biology. The participating faculty provide a broad range of research options in this area of research. They also share a strong commitment to working with master-level students and promoting diversity in the stem cell field. 
 
In this program students will spend their first year at SFSU taking course work in developmental biology, cell culture, reproductive technologies, bioethics, and scientific writing. Upon successful completion of their course work students will conduct research in laboratories at our host institutions, UCSF, UCB, Stanford University, Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute, and the Buck Institute for Research on Aging. They will participate in a broad range of activities including work with human embryonic stem cells (hESC), neurodegenerative diseases, and stem cell mechanisms in model organisms and will receive training in the use of current technologies such as imaging, genomics, proteomics, knockout/transgenics, and drug screening. 
 
For more information about the CIRM fellowship program at SFSU, check out: http://biology.sfsu.edu/faculty-pages/cirm-sfsu-general-information