Stanford University is dedicated to the training of outstanding scientific leaders in the field of stem cell research. We train individuals at all levels of their careers, including students, postdoctoral fellows, medical fellows, physicians and research scientists in the basic biology of pluripotent stem cell research. The core curriculum has been developed in collaboration with the faculty of Stanford University, University of California at Santa Cruz and the Parkinson’s Institute.

The curriculum encompasses basic hESC Biology covering core essentials of hESC biology for individuals with little or no previous experience in hESC research. It also includes Advanced or Specialized Stem Cell Techniques courses that provides individual instruction in selected scientific topics such as hESC and iPS line derivation.

All students who complete the training in basic and advanced methods in hESC biology will have priority access to the specialized equipment required for hESC derivation, culture, differentiation and analysis housed in the Shared Research Facility at Stanford University Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (ISCBRM) on a space-provided basis.

Core Facility

The Core Facility provides services essential for human embryonic stem cell research such as stem cell line distribution and other logistical support. More »

Shared Research Facility (SRF)

The SRF provides space, equipment and logistical support for students and scientists who wish to carry out stem cell research in an optimum environment established with non-federal funds. More »

Current Training Courses

The Core Facility provides training and support for stem cell researcher all over the world.