Stem Cell Techniques Course
Prior to embarking on the 9-month internship, students will complete a 1-week intensive Pluripotent Cell Techniques Course at the Scripps Research Institute. During this experience, students will be trained in human pluripotenet stem cell culture, embryoid body development, directed cellular differentiation, and other hands-on skills for working with and evaluating stem cells.
Central to preparing students for careers in regenerative medicine is a rigorous internship at a company or academic laboratory focused on Regenerative Medicine and/or Stem Cell Research. The Internship will occur over nine-months (~Sep 1 - May 31) at one of our partner institutions. The Internship Project(s) will be designed to allow the students to progress from supervised to independent work, with the goal of collecting results of a publishable volume and quality. The Internship will culminate with a written report and oral presentation of the Internship Project, and an evaluation by the Intern’s Supervisor. Overall, the Internship will provide trainees the opportunity to master their laboratory skills, and develop their critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills.
List of Internship Partners, including Project Topics and participating Groups/Investigators