Schools Expand Stem Cell Offerings

Stem Cell

There are new efforts to boost the local ranks of stem cell researchers. San Francisco State University is starting up a new stem cell biology training program with a grant of close to $2 million from the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine.

Program Director and Biology Professor Carmen Domingo said it’s an exciting time to be in an exciting field. "This idea of harnessing the ability for these cells to generate new cells de novo and to repair these tissues– I think there’s a lot of promise in the future."

Researchers hope stem cell research can help treat things like spinal cord injuries and Parkinson’s disease. San Francisco State will offer two Masters programs–and is hoping to attract a diverse group of students from throughout the country.

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