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Our Goals


Hands-on Training

Equip students for higher education and employment through hands-on training in bioscience skills that are not taught to the standard needed for a practicing bioscientist during school or college

Real-World Science

Expose K-12 and college students to real-world bioscience, professional scientists, STEM careers and state-of-the-art lab facilities

Career Development

Enable  K-12 and college students to understand bioscience professions, hone their career interests and develop successful bioscience careers

Biotech Exposure

Expose K-12 and college students to the biotech industry and broaden their understanding of private sector bioscience professions

Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine

Prepare K-12 and college students for the rapidly expanding cutting-edge fields of stem cell biology and regenerative medicine


Increase diversity in science and improve the lives of underserved students by supporting their pursuit of a bioscience education and careers

Public Outreach and Education

Improve the publics understanding of stem cell biology, regenerative medicine, bioscience, careers and real-world science

About Pathways to Stem Cell Science

Pathways to Stem Cell Science is a unique laboratory-based non-profit training institute in Los Angeles California. We offer real-world training in contemporary bioscience skills to students and early career scientists through innovative hands-on courses involving human stem cells. We also support public education and outreach and provide career guidance to students who are interested in forging bioscience careers. Located in a biotech incubator, we are one of the only industry-based educational programs for K-12 and college students, in the world.


At Pathways to Stem Cell Science we believe bioscience is an applied subject which should be taught in a professional laboratory under the guidance of experienced scientists. This kind of real-world training has profound benefits for the social, academic and technical development of students, fostering confidence and improved problem-solving abilities, while addressing the industries need for a trained laboratory workforce.  We prepare aspiring scientists for higher education and employment through sophisticated training in essential lab techniques that are widely sought after by the bioscience industry. Our novel and proprietary programs also equip students with specialized skills for the rapidly growing cutting-edge fields of stem cell biology and regenerative medicine.


Course participants enjoy the rare opportunity to learn in a professional bioscience laboratory with state-of-the-art equipment alongside experienced scientists who are also exceptional teachers.  Besides offering a unique biotech industry experience, we also connect students to academic and medical scientists via a wide array of partnerships with universities, hospitals and research institutes. Our courses offer the same personalized training as laboratory internships through small classes taught by multiple course instructors. Using the correct balance of classroom and laboratory-based teaching we enable students to do more than just learn about stem cells in lectures – they learn with stem cells working hands-on in modern research facilities.


All of our programs are adapted from professional training courses designed for postdoctoral and industry scientists. Our curriculum has been tested and refined in accredited degree programs at six universities, including USC where it was originally developed nine years ago by Pathways to Stem Cell Science founder, Dr. Victoria Fox. Participating students work with a variety of human stem cells while experiencing life as a professional scientist.  At the end of their course, they leave with a certificate of completion, letters of recommendation and real skills to add to their resume.


In addition to providing high-quality bioscience training we also coach students in professional work skills and hold career development seminars focusing on the many career paths available to bioscience graduates. These seminars provide a rare insight into career development from professional scientists who know what it takes to forge a successful science career. Equipped with unique skills and real-world exposure, our graduates gain a competitive edge and the capacity to make informed decisions about their education and career choices.  With our support and guidance, they go on attend top-tier universities, purse professional science careers and make measurable contributions to the field of stem cell research.


More than just a STEM enrichment program, we kick start the careers of aspiring scientists and enhance the technical abilities of college graduates, through sophisticated training in marketable skills for all career stages. By providing opportunities for fee paying students and scholarships for the traditionally underserved we also increase diversity in the sciences and bring together students from a range of socioeconomic backgrounds.


Apply to one of our courses today and gain real-world experience with human stem cells an innovative entrepreneurial biotech setting.


High School Training


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 ready for a future career in bioscience science.


College Training


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.



Custom Course Development


For educational organizations intereste in offering specialized training programs, Pathways to Stem Cell Science has 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 basicregualtory affairs, facility management and more.  Our training consultants have expertise in designing educational programs for all ages from Kindergarten to post graduate scientists.  Featuring lectures, laboratory classes and custom learning platoforms our courses provide a valubale addition to any science based educational progam.

Field Trips


Pathways to Stem Cell Science offers a one-day field trip for students aged 15 or older to work hands-on with human cancer stem cells.  Taught in a purpose built industry training laboratory in LA’s leading biotech incubator our field-trip provides a unique opportunity for students to experience a real-world bioscience environment.  Participating students take part in basic lab classes learning real-life procdures for culturing and analyzing human stem cells.  They attend college style lecture-discussions and hear about bioscience career development from trained professional industry scientists.  With our affordable tuition and free pass for teachers, our stem cell field trip is the perfect choice for your next school outing.


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Pathways to Stem Cell Science

605 East Huntington Drive

Monrovia, CA 91016

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A unique non-profit provider of real world training in molecular cell biology, stem cell biology and regenerative medicine for students of all ages.


Phone Number: +01 310 483 3651