Founded in 2016, Pathways to Stem Cell Science is a unique biotech-based, non-profit research and education company located in Los Angeles, California. Our mission is to support the advancement of stem cell science and create real-world pathways to bioscience careers. We achieve these goals by providing a unique combination of laboratory facilities, contract research services and K-college education programs.
Pathways to Stem Cell Science offers professionally equipped wet-lab facilities for scientists at all stages from science fair enthusiasts to established biotech companies. We are one of the only organizations in the world outside of a university with dedicated laboratory space for teaching, research and community science engagement. Located in Torrance, California our facilities provide a unique environment for promoting research innovation and training the next generation of scientists.
Our broad scientific mission is to advance stem cell science and regenerative medicine by lowering the barriers to working with stem cells. Our internal R&D program focuses on developing improved, cost-effective, labor-effective, and cGMP-compliant bioprocesses and methods.
We take part in cutting-edge stem cell research, working collaboratively with industry and academic scientists from around the world. Our novel status as a non-profit allows us to provide comprehensive, low-cost support to emerging companies and non-profit research organizations.
We can provide a variety of contract research services including cell line development, cell line characterization, cell banking, production of genetically modified cells, differentiation into specific lineages, exosome isolation, assay development and laboratory design, build-out, set-up and management.
At Pathways to Stem Cell Science we offer an innovative pipeline of hands-on bioscience education programs for students at every educational stage from preschool to college. Our programs provide aspiring scientists with the motivation, real-world training, professional mentorship and career education needed to thrive in school, college and employment. Our educational mission is to inspire, guide and prepare students for future bioscience careers. We also support work-force development and the continuing education of professional scientists through specialized industry-level training programs.
Advance stem cell research by lowering the barriers to working with stem cells
Support the development of stem cell and regenerative therapeis for unmet medical needs
Foster the real-world skills and experiences needed to thrive in education, internships and employment
Inspire students of all ages to become lifelong bioscience learners and future bioscience professionals
Equip students to develop viable career paths that lead to actual bioscience jobs
Broaden students understanding of the private sector science industries they are most likely to work for as adults
Provide the professional mentorship students need to research, understand and forge professional bioscience careers
Empower socioeconomically disadvantaged students to improve their lives through advanced education and employment
Improve the public’s understanding of stem cell biology, regenerative medicine, bioscience careers and real-world science
"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 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. In 2012 we felt honored and privileged to help shape the Stem Cell Research Internship Program, and to send a few Harvard-Westlake aspiring scientists to the inaugural summer session. During the ensuing summers, many of our students have participated in stem cell research through Pathways to Stem Cell Sciences programs, and for every one of them it was a transformative experience."
"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 Internship 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."
"Pathways 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, Pathways to Stem Cell Science is now the authority and premier brand in stem cell education. For our family: philanthropy well spent."
"The (EiHS) Stem Cell Research 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. "