Stem cell institute awards $4.1 million to Stanford
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By Jason Bennert
June 6, 2007
Stanford University School of Medicine yesterday announced a
$4.1 million grant from California's stem cell initiative to renovate
laboratory space for stem cell research and to provide a stem
cell training course for researchers.
The grants from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine
make Stanford one of 17 sites to receive funds for laboratory
renovation and one of six sites that will develop training programs.
"We're hoping our facility will be a dynamic place for people
to learn and share ideas about embryonic stem cell research,''
Stanford Director of Human Stem Cell Research Renee Reijo Pera
Stanford's facilities grant will be used to renovate 2,500 square-feet
of off-campus laboratory space and fund an additional 1,200 square-feet
of lab space at a satellite facility.
The training program will train scientists in the basics of working
with human stem cells. Stanford plans to run the program three
times a year with the first class beginning in July.
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