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Pathways to Stem Cell Science Training Facilities

Pathways to Stem Cell Science is located within Lab Launch Monrovia - an industrial bioinucbator and entrepreneurial think tank where innovators and entrepreneurs go to develop biotech companies. In addition to Pathways to Stem Cell Science, Lab Launch Monrovia houses a diverse array of companies ranging in focus from drug development to stem cell therapeutics. It is uniquely situated in one of LA's only biotech clusters, adjacent to City of Hope's Beckman Institute Laboratories.  Home to not only start-up but also established companies such as integrated genetics, ChromoLogic LLC and LabCorps, the Monrovia biotech cluster, which includes Lab Launch Monrovia provides the perfect location for participating students to connect with industry, academic and medical laboratories.

Within Lab Launch Monrovia, Pathways to Stem Cell Science occupies a private laboratory - The Johanna. B. Gunter Stem Cell Training Laboratory - named in honor of EiHS founding donors, Johanna. B. Gunter and Jeffrey. R. Gunter.  Like a University or Industry laboratory, our 12-person training facility houses state-of-the-art equipment for deriving, culturing and manipulating human stem cells.  As tennants of Lab Launch Monrovia we are also benefit from many shared resources such as confernecing facilities and analytical equipment.


Click here to see pictures of the Johanna. B. Gunter Training Laboratory before and after undergoing renovation.

Johanna. B. Gunter Stem Cell Training Laboratory

The Johanna. B. Gunter Stem Cell Training Laboratory comprises a fully equpped 12-person training laboratory, a supplies storage area and a separate prepartion laboratory for use by Pathways to Stem Cell Science Staff.


The training laboratory (pictured right) houses a complete molecular

biology and stem cell culture suite containing the following equipment:


  • 3 x 6ft Class II Type A2 Biosafety cabinets
  • 4ft Laminar Flow Bench
  • Direct Heat CO2 Incubators
  • Stereodissecting Microscope with camera
  • Water Bath
  • Phase Contrast Microscopes
  • Neon Electroporator
  • Molecular Biology Work Bench
  • Cell Culture Centrifuge
  • Microcentrifuge
  • Eppendorf Graident PCR Machine
  • Gel electrophoresis equipment
  • 2 x Liquid Nitrogen Tanks
  • Isopropanol Freezing Discs
  • -20 Freezer / Refrigerator
  • Three color epifluorescent microscope
  • Micropipettors and other small equipment

The prepartion laboratory (prep lab), pictured left is used by Pathways to Stem Cell Science staff to prepare teaching materials and develop hands-on classes for educational programs. The prep lab contains a small biosafety cabinet, a direcet heat CO2 incubator and a phase contrast microscope.  Besides educational development, it is also used to validate reagents and techniques and perform collaborative reserach with scientists in the Los Angeles Area.


The Johanna B. Gunter Training Laboratory features a storage room adjacent to the training lab. The conveneint location enables easy access to supplies and reagents during laboratory training courses. The entire training facility is laid out with an efficient workflow, designed specifically for wet-lab training. Biosafety notices and equipment instructions are posted around the lab to promote safe working practices and ensure students are properly trained in the use of stem cell culture equipment.



To schedule a tour and learn more about the Johanna. B. Gunter Stem Cell Training Laboratory please contact us at or 310 483 3651.



Caltech Training Facilities

Through a collaboration with The California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena, we are able to hold training courses at the Caltech Mouse Transgenic Core Facility.  This facility assists Caltech scientists with culturing stem cells and generating transgenic mice for research studies.  It also provides hands-on training in gene-targeting techniques to students and professional researchers.  Like the Johanna. B. Gunter Stem Cell Training Laboratory, the Caltech Transgenic Mouse Core is equipped with a full stem cell culture suite and specialized analytical equipment.








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



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