The state Jan. 30 tentatively approved $3.3 million over three years to enhance UC Irvine’s stem cell training program, which teaches tomorrow’s experts the techniques, ethics and clinical knowledge critical to this fast-growing field. The decision further solidifies UCI’s standing as a major hub for stem cell research. When the grant is funded, total CIRM awards to UCI will equal about $56.2 million. “We are excited to attract the best and brightest young people to UCI and Orange County,” said Peter Donovan, director of UCI’s training program and co-director of the Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center. Dr. Ping Wang, medicine professor is the training program’s associate director.
Stem cell grant would boost UCI training program
The state Jan. 30 tentatively approved $3.3 million over three years to enhance UC Irvine's stem cell training program, which…
January 30, 2009