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California Voters Deliver a Victory for Proposition 14

The Passage of Proposition 14 Underscores Californians’ Commitment to Continue Investments in the Discovery of Groundbreaking Treatments and Cures for Chronic Diseases and Conditions

Stem Cell Assistant Project Scientist awarded a School of Medicine Dean’s Postdoc to Faculty Fellowship

Congratulations to postdoc, Maneeshi Prasad, PhD, for receiving a SOM Deans Research Fellowship! Dr. Maneeshi Prasad, an Assistant Project Scientist in the Division of Biomedical Sciences in the lab of Dr. Martin Garcia-Castro, has received a School of Medicine Dean’s Postdoc to Faculty fellowship. Dr. Prasad’s research focuses on studying the development of the neural...

Stem Cell Center Newsletter Summer 2020

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Postdoc in Stem Cell Lab Receives Pathway to Independence Award

Dr. Rebekah Charney (imaged below), a postdoc in the Division of Biomedical Sciences, has been awarded a Pathway to Independence grant from NIH's National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. This award will support Dr. Charney for a two-year mentored postdoc in the lab of Dr. Martin Garcia-Castro, followed by three years of support for...

Stem Cell Center Newsletter Summer 2019

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Stem Cell Center Newsletter Winter 2020

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Stem Cell Center Winter 2019 Newsletter

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CIRM symposium and visit a success!

April 16, 2018 was a day filled with informative CIRM presentations, patient advocacy, interactive discussions, poster sessions and platform talks on current stem cell research at UCR. An account of the day's events can be read in "A road trip to the Inland Empire highlights a hot bed of stem cell research" by Kevin McCormack...
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Nikon Eclipse Ti has been upgraded to a new LED system!

We are glad to announce that the Nikon Eclipse Ti has been upgraded to a solid-state white light excitation subsystem. If you are interested in being trained on the Eclipse, please contact me to set up a checkout time. Additionally, all users who are currently checked out on the Eclipse and would like to use...
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UCR Stem Cell Publications Featured on Journal Covers

Three publications from UCR stem cell labs were recently featured on the covers of journals. The papers come from the labs for Dr. Jin Nam, Assistant Professor of Bioengineering and Dr. Prue Talbot, Professor of Cell Biology and Director of the UCR Stem Cell Center. Dr Nam's lab's paper: Maldonado, M., Ico, G., Low, K...
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Dr. Deborah Deas Joins CIRM ICOC

The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) recently announced the appointment of Dr. Deborah Deas to its Governing Board. This Board, called the ICOC, oversees CIRM operations, including awarding of funding for stem cell research. Dr. Deas is the newly appointed Dean and CEO for Clinical Affairs at the University of California, Riverside, Dr. Deas...
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Cal State CIRM Bridges Program is Funded for Another 5 Years

California State University at San Bernardino (CSUSB) has received funding to support their CIRM Bridges program for an additional 5 years. This program trains undergraduates and masters students to work with pluripotent stem cells. Students take courses at CSUSB, then come to UCR for 1 week of hands on training in our Stem Cell Core...
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UCR Host 4th Annual Inland Empire Stem Cell Consortium Symposium

On November 4th, the Inland Empire received a good dose of stem cell biology at the UCR hosted 4th annual Inland Empire Stem Cell Consortium Symposium. The event was well attended by stem cell biologists from Loma Linda University, California State University at San Bernardino, UCR, and our new affiliate Western University. Welcoming comments were...
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UCR Stem Cell Research Featured in the Press Enterprise

Dr. Martin Garcia-Castro, an Associate Professor in the School of Medicine, was recently featured in an article in the Press Enterprise. Dr. Garcia-Castro has developed a method to differentiate neural crest cells from pluripotent stem cells in a very short period of time. Neural crest cells are a very important type of embryonic cell that...
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Stem Cells at A Long Night of Arts & Innovation, Thursday, October 9th, 2015.

There will be stem cell presentations at the Long Night of Arts & Innovation this year. The event takes place October 8th from 6 PM until midnight in downtown Riverside on the mall. Speakers from UCR will include Dr. Martin Garcia-Castro, Dr. Huinan Liu, Dr. Prue Talbot, Barbara Davis, Crystal Hua. The UCR Stem Cell...
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Stem Cell Technologies Lunch N' Learn

This seminar will be hosted during the CMDB211 course on human embryonic stem cells culture at the Stem Cell Core. Stem Cell Core users are invited to attend the event.
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CSUSC Hosts Annual Symposium

This year the annual Symposium sponsored by the Inland Empire Stem Cell Consortium was held at California State University at San Bernardino. The Symposium was opened by comments from Dr. Jeff Thompson followed the President of CSUSB, Dr. Tomas Morales. Dr. Talbot showed a short video that provided a virtual tour of the UCR Stem...
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Stem Cell Faculty Receive NIH Funding

Two UCR stem cell faculty received new NIH grants this year. Dr. Monica Carson, Professor and Chair of Biomedical Sciences and Director of the Center for Glial Neuronal Interactions recently received funding from NIH to pursue a collaborative project with the Burton-Jones laboratory at UCI. Dr. Carson's team will be characterizing iPSC derived microglia from...
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Two Stem Cell Students Complete PhDs

Two students successfully defended their PhD dissertations this December. Kevin Keller, a graduate of Cornell University, presented his defense on "Modulating the transcriptional activity of beta-catenin during osteogenic differentiation of embryonic stem cells". Ivann Martinez, who received his Bachelor's degree from California State University at Long Beach, presented a seminar entitled "Novel Image-Based Analysis of...
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