PATHWAYS TO STEM CELL SCIENCE
About Pathways to Stem Cell Science
Pathways to Stem Cell Science is a non-profit institute and unique provider of real-world training in molecular cell biology, stem cell biology and regenerative medicine. We work collaboratively with both academic and industry partners to offer innovative programs for students of all ages to learn hands-on science with human stem cells. Our laboratory-based courses feature novel classes, designed and taught by publishing scientists who are also exceptional teachers. Equipped with unique skills, our graduates gain a competitive edge, attend top-tier universities, purse professional science careers and make measurable contributions to the field of stem cell research.
Through the correct balance of classroom and laboratory based teaching our students do more than just learn about stem cells in lectures – they learn with stem cells enjoying opportunities to isolate, differentiate and research a variety of human stem cell systems. Taught in state-of-the-art facilities with modern research equipment our programs provide cutting-edge training and unique experience in critical skills for all aspects of stem cell research from basic science through to translation and commercialization. In addition to our own team of experienced stem cell biologists, we connect students with professional scientists thorough a wide array of partnerships with R1 universities, hospitals, research institutes and industry labs.
At Pathways to Stem Cell Science we believe immersing students to real-world science has profound benefits for their scientific, academic and social development. Hands-on enquiry based science fosters confidence, discipline and improved problem solving skills as well as addressing the growing need for a well-trained laboratory workforce. Besides creating future scientists, we are also dedicated to increasing diversity within the field of stem cell research by providing opportunities for fee paying students and scholarships for the traditionally underserved. We bring together students for a range of socioeconomic backgrounds in the common goal of advancing stem cell science.
Offering more than just STEM enrichment, we kick start the careers of future scientists and hone the skills of current sceintists, through sophisticated training in marketable skills for all career stages. Apply for one of our courses today and gain real-world experience in the science of the future.
Pathways to Stem Cell Science offers the Early Investigator High School (EiHS) Stem Cell Research Program for budding scientists who are interested in gaining real-world experience in human stem cell laboratories. Originally founded at USC, this nationally recognized program equips students with critical skills for tackling higher education and gaining undergraduate research internships. EiHS fellows enjoy a range of benefits from enhanced college applications to career counseling by professional scientists. They enter top-tier universities as highly competitive students with advanced problem solving and interpersonal skills, inspired and equipped for a future career in biomedical science
Aimed at working scientists, Pathways to Stem Cell Science's professional training program provideds high-quailtiy training in current techniques for deriving, culturing and manipulating human stem cells. We work to save you time and money by developing streamlined methods that improve work efficiency and research outcomes. More than just a training program our courses feature easy-to-follow, validated protocols designed to plug into any research setting. Unlike other training providers we also provide updated protocols and ongoing support with troubleshooting problems. Taught by stem cell experts our courses offer effective solutions for working with human stem cells at an affordable price.
The best way to learn science is by doing science. For this reason we offer immersive lab-based courses, taught in state-of-the-art industry and academic facilities by scientific experts.
Inspire and equip the next generation of stem cell researchers, comprising the brightest minds from all racial, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. Enable current scientific innovators to accelerate stem cell research through high-quality technical training.
Why Focus on Stem Cells?
Stem cells and regenerative medicine are the science of the future. Stem cells provide critical tools for studying and treating every major disease from cancer to psychiatric disorders. They intersect with every field of biomedical research owing to their ability to generate any cell in the adult human body. Stem cells are used to understand the development and physiology of every organ system in the human body, providing critical insights into how the body repairs itself after being damaged. They also provide a fascinating platform for future scientists to learn specialized and broadly applicable technical skills that can be applied to any type of biomedical research laboratory.
High School Students
For schools, colleges or industry laboratories requring specialized training programs, Pathways to Stem Cell Science offers a custom course design service. Taylored to your unique specifications, we create educational programs focusing on not only stem cell biology and regeneative medicine but also a wide range of broadly applicable biomedical skills, including regualtory affairs, facility management and more. Our training consultants have expertise in designing educational programs for all ages from Kindergarten to professional scientists. Featuring lectures, laboratory classes and custom learning platoforms our courses provide a valubale addition to any science based educational progam.
Pathways to Stem Cell Science is a leading provider of technical training for college students attending the CIRM Bridges to Stem Cell Research Program. We provide a comprehensive course in current techniques for deriving, differentiating and maintaining human pluripotent stem cells. Our program features unique training in laboratory set up and regulatory affairs. We also provide on-going consultation at no extra charge for students who work with pluirpotent stem cells during their research internship. Taught in a purpose built training laboratory in LA’s leading bioincubator our course provides a unique industry learning environment to complete an outstanding educational experience.
What our Students Say
"Bobby’s participation in the EIHS program ranks as a key highlight of his high school experience. He was able to work directly with Dr. Gregor Adams and his team, investigating the impact of knocking out the gene SDF1 in stromal cells. This was not only a professional, but a personal quest—Bobby’s uncle, one of my younger brothers, had been diagnosed with an unusual cancer the year before, and so Bobby felt a deep connection on multiple levels to the work. He proved an enthusiastic and active participant in the laboratory, where he did hands-on research.
Dr. Fox and her team have put together an incredible program that offers high school students an unparalleled opportunity to be involved in significant, cutting-edge work. Our son’s experience at EIHS was transformative. He not only learned valuable laboratory research skills—he gained a true appreciation for the importance of collaboration in research and its enormous potential to save lives, and he is now inspired to do more".
“Young people learn science best by doing science; there is no substitute for authentic research. Four years ago, we felt honored and privileged to help shape the EiHS program, and to send a few Harvard-Westlake aspiring scientists to the inaugural summer session. During the ensuing summers, about a dozen of our students have participated in EiHS research, and for every one of them it was a transformative experience, one that shaped their perception of the nature of scientific inquiry and strengthened their desire to become scientists.”
"Our students struggle each day in making it to school because of the demographics and the city in which they live. What keeps them going is their education, which they have embraced knowing that it will lead to a better life in the future.
The excitement and encouragement that comes from being part of hands-on scientific research is an overwhelming experience for my students. My students have definitely been inspired by the EiHS Stem Cell Research Program and most of the parents at our school are also excited about the opportunity. All of the Lifeline students that have graduated from the program have been inspired to attend a university or college"
"EiHS is transforming the inner city youth through its two-week program, which enables all students, regardless of socioeconomic considerations, to create beating cardiac tissue. And the eight-week Research Internship Program not only creates future scientists, but also motivates those students in their application to the finest universities in the country. In the premier state for Stem Cell research, EiHS is now the authority and premier brand in stem cell education. For our family: philanthropy well spent."
The EiHS Stem Cell Internship Program enables a group of very well-rounded high school students to have the opportunity to be part of a research team investigating new issues in science. Personally, I believe that it was a fascinating once-in-a-lifetime opportunity which changed my life for the better. During the first week of training in the Stem Cell Core facility we were introduced to different techniques and procedures that will helps us through the course. I learned and got to witness very interesting things which shaped my future career path. Additionally, during the program we were placed with our respected mentors. They guided us in our projects, and helped my feel more certain about the school and work I want to do in the future.
It was experience that I will never forget. It gave me a view on a lot of things that I never even knew existed. I give a special thanks to Dr. Victoria Fox who has given me the opportunity to be a part of this unforgettable experience.
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