stem-cell-research-Standford-UniversityStanford University School of Medicine bagged a grant of$3.9M for stem cell training program, from a total voted amount of $40.6 million, from previously approved stem cell fund released by the governing board of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

In total, Stanford has already received $107 million in grants from the state’s stem cell agency.

The Stanford Stem Cell Training Program was established to train individuals at all levels in both basic and advanced stem cell techniques. We have optimized the training facilities and the curriculum to provide the students with the tools needed to enhance their learning. The training courses are taught by the top experts in their fields.

The Center for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research and Education is an integral component program within the Stanford University Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine.

Though the fund was approved in February, but in March, the board elected to defer funding for one year until the institute’s financial situation stabilized. After a successful state bond offering in April, the board elected to instead begin funding the training program grants on July 1. The grants supplement the first round of research training program funding, given in 2006 and due to expire this year.

According to Dr. Michael Longaker deputy director of Stanford’s

Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine Institute, is principal investigator of the Stanford training grant, which will fund graduate students, postdoctoral scholars and clinical fellows working in stem cell research labs.

Source: Business Journal