UC Riverside Obtains $5M to Train Stem Cell Scientists

  ✍       by Sharjeel



UCR, the premier higher education institution in the region got $5M in grants from California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, the state’s stem cell agency. The University will use the grant to train young scientists and physicians in stem cell research.

“We would like to increase the number and diversity of highly qualified doctoral students and postdoctoral level scientists trained in stem cell biology in the California workforce and to provide trainees with the communication skills they need to be successful.”

Prue Talbot, Director of UCR’s Stem Cell Center

A brief History of Stem Cell Research

Research America, a non-profit medical and health research advocacy alliance documented the history of stem cell research in America in the form of a beautiful visual.

PC: Researchamerica.org

Funding for stem cell researchers and companies has been on the rise. Dutch clinical phase biotech Neuroplast raised a total of € 10 million (US$ 11.5 million) in funding from investors Lumana Invest, Brightlands Venture Partners, LIOF, and from the Innovation Credit from the Netherlands Enterprise Agency, to further advance the clinical development”. 

UCR’s Proactive Role in Advancing Science and Business Education

We reported last week that UCR kicked start a funding initiative for students. This was a $50 Million fund that the university has setup to help students from lower income families.

 “With the backing of generous donors like Erik Anderson, we are excited about this next phase of support for students.”

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Sharjeel joined Startempire Wire as emerging technologies editor. Earlier, he worked at Silicon Canals, a leading English language technology media source for the Benelux and wider Europe. He covered the European technology and startup ecosystem digging into latest funding rounds of startups.


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