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CSUF Awarded $3 Million Grant to Train Stem Cell Scientists

Cal State Fullerton has been awarded a $3 million grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine to continue its scholar program in stem cell research and regenerative medicine to train the next generation of young scientists.

"With this new grant, we will be able to provide excellent training and amazing opportunities to 50 more students over the next five years," said Nilay Patel, associate professor of biological science who directs CSUF's Bridges to Stem Cell Research program.

Cal State Fullerton has received $2.96 million from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine for the 14-month program, which began on campus in 2010.

Each fall, up to 10 new scholars are selected and participate in rigorous coursework in molecular and cell biology and lab training to prepare for a seven-month paid internship conducting stem cell research at partner institutions. These institutions include UC Irvine’s Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center, CHOC Children's and Stanford University's Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine.

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