Training Programs


The UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center offers a continuum of training opportunities for UCLA graduate students, postdoctoral students and clinical fellows as well as undergraduates from CSUN through a special partnership. This research training provides hands-on experience in the labs of some of the world’s top stem cell researchers and serves as a fundamental pathway for education and career development that reflects the center's mission: curing disease with laboratory research that translates to patient therapies.


The breadth of research being conducted at the Broad Stem Cell Research Center is far reaching and seeks to bring basic laboratory research discoveries to the clinic. Our research programs include:

Core Resources

The Broad Stem Cell Research Center sponsors several shared core resources providing essential services to stem cell investigators that are beyond the capability of their individual labs.

Our core facilities strengthen our culture of collaboration and stimulate pioneering ideas that will advance the stem cell field.

JCCC-BSCRC Seminar: Dr. Kyle Orwig


Classes and Clubs

Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine; M272

Oversight & Review


Forms and Policies

California law and Campus policy requires prospective ESCRO committee review and approval
of all human pluripotent stem cell research.

Variations found in early stages of stem cell development

Human embryonic stem cells hold great promise for studying and treating disease and for the practice of regenerative medicine. However, more must be learned to ensure that the cells that may one day be transplanted into humans are safe.

Stem cell researchers at UCLA uncover previously unknown patterns in DNA methylation

A previously unknown pattern in DNA methylation - an event that affects cell function by altering gene expression – has been uncovered for the first time by stem cell researchers at UCLA, a finding that could have implications in preventing some cancers and correcting defects in human stem cell lines.

Three human embryonic stem cell lines created at UCLA are admitted into National Institutes of Health registry

Three human embryonic stem cell lines created by researchers at the UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center have been accepted into the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Human Embryonic Stem Cell Registry, allowing them to be used in federally funded research projects and increasing the diversity of cell lines available for study.

Three UCLA researchers awarded $3.9 million in basic biology grants from the state stem cell agency

Three UCLA scientists were awarded state stem cell grants totaling $3.9 million today to fund investigations into the basic mechanisms underlying stem cell biology, cellular differentiation and cellular plasticity, the ability of adult stem cells to become cells other than their cell of origin.