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Our Mission

The San José State University Stem Cell Internships in Laboratory-based Learning (SJSU SCILL) is a CIRM Bridges program with a mission to train graduate students to develop and accelerate stem cell translational research and therapies.

Develop a Career in Stem Cell Research

Team Meeting

About Us

The San José State University Stem Cell Internships in Laboratory-based Learning (SJSU SCILL) is funded by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM). We are a consortium of scientists, faculty and administrative leaders from eight institutions who have made a commitment to train students at the graduate level for careers in stem cell biology. 

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Program Overview

Over the last decade SJSU SCILL program has graduated more than 150 Masters’ students with advanced training in stem cell biology. The majority are progressing stem cell research and translational therapies. SCILL is committed to educate outstanding professionals from Diverse backgrounds with emphasis on Equity and Inclusion.

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  • Hands on lab training
  • Expert guest speakers
  • Stem cell journal club 
  • Community outreach training
  • Patient interaction
  • Industry perspective
  • 1 year paid internship
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Why choose us?

  • We provide current education and hands-on training in stem cell biology
  • Internships in cutting edge biotech companies and academic labs
  • Centered in the heart of Silicon Valley 
SCILL Alumni

Words from Alumni

Watch our alumni share their experiences from the SCILL program.
Curriculum on display


Applications for SCILL are due by March 1st or until spots are filled. Note – prior application to Masters’ at SJSU/ Biology or Masters’ to SJSU/biotechnology program (MBT) is required. Apply today!


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Accepting Applications              Fall 2023 Cohort

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SCILL Orientation  Fall 2022 Cohort

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First Day of Classes  Fall 2022 Semester

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Guest Speaker Event Dr. Yen-Sin Ang, Amgen

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Guest Speaker Event Dr. Shaheen Sikandar, UCSC

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Guest Speaker Event Dr. Maddalena Adorno, Dorian Therapeutics