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The California Institute for Regnerative Medicine is California's Stem Cell Agency, was created by the voters of California in 2004 when they passed Proposition 71, which authorized $3 billion in funding for stem cell research in California. The agency funds stem cell research at institutions throughout California with the goal of developing new therapies for deadly diseases and disorders. The CIRM Bridges to Stem Cell Research Awards are training the next generation of stem cell scientists and laboratory technicians by funding courses and research internships for undergraduates and masters-level students.


Bianca Mothé, Ph.D., Program Director
Professor,  Department of Biology

Suzanne Hizer, Ed.D., Program Coordinator