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UCI awarded $27.2 million for new stem cell building

UC Irvine was awarded $27.2 million today (May 7) from the state to build a new stem cell research facility…

May 7, 2008

UC Irvine was awarded $27.2 million today (May 7) from the state to build a new stem cell research facility that will unify and strengthen the campus’s fast-growing stem cell biology program and serve as a hub for research in Southern California. When completed, the three-story, 61,600-square-foot building will house the UCI Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center, as many as 26 laboratory-based and clinical researchers, a stem cell techniques course for young scientists, a master’s program in biotechnology with an emphasis on stem cell research, and an array of programs and activities that involve and educate patients and the general public. In all, $271 million in stem cell research infrastructure funding was awarded to 12 institutions statewide. This award brings total CIRM funding to UCI to $46.8 million.