City of Hope’s Department of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine has received a $4.9 million grant to train the next generation of scientific leaders in basic stem cell research and its translation into novel, life-saving treatments.
Michael Barish, PhD
The award from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) contributes to the more than $121 million in grants that Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope has received from CIRM to date. City of Hope has deep expertise in developmental and stem cell biology, resulting in strong clinical programs in bone marrow transplantation, cancer immunotherapy, gene therapy to correct genetic defects, and cell replacement and tissue regeneration strategies to treat diabetes.
“Our mission is to train predoctoral and postdoctoral CIRM scholars in basic stem cell and developmental biology, and the translation of this foundational knowledge into novel and effective therapies for patients with cancers, degenerative diseases, genetically caused conditions, and other maladies,” said Michael Barish, PhD, Program Director of the CIRM-funded educational project.