Program Overview

The San José State University Stem Cell Internships in Laboratory-based Learning (SJSU SCILL) is a consortium of scientists, faculty and administrative leaders from Bay Area academic and biotech institutions who have made a commitment to train students at the Masters level for careers in stem cell biology.  Graduates from this program will engage in stem cell research that advances and accelerate stem cell therapies, as well as increase community awareness about scientific and societal issues related to stem cells and regenerative medicine. We are committed to DEI awareness in all aspects of the program.  

San José State University has partnered with the following institutions:

  • Stanford University
  • University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Amgen
  • Dorian Therapeutics
  • Neurona
  • SRI International
  • NeuCyte

The SJSU SCILL Program has a solid track record since 2009 in training stem cell professionals at a graduate level, primarily from California.  More than 90% of our students have completed the program and are employed  in stem cell related fields. Through funds provided in this grant our program will continue to produce outstanding scientists to promote CIRM’s vision of leadership in stem cell biology for the people of California.