Pathways to Stem Cell Science is a non-profit biotech research organization. We offer a variety of programs for K-12 students to learn real-world science working hands-on with stem cells in a professional biotech research lab. Our programs are taught by renowned industry scientists who are also exceptional teachers. They help students prepare for advanced science education, workplace internships & science careers by building passion, confidence & universally applicable lab skills...(more)
- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Destination: United States
- Program Delivery: Day, Residential
- Provided By: Independent Provider
- Session Start: January, May, August
- Session Length: One Week
- Entering Grade: College
- Gender: Coed
- Category: STEM
- Sub-Categories: Pre-Med, STEM, Veterinary Medicine, Bio Technology, Engineering
- Selective: No
- Ages: 18, 19+, 19
- Minimum Cost: $500 - $1,499
- Call: (310) 483-3651
Advanced Stem Cell Techniques is a 5-day course that enables COLLEGE STUDENTS to gain professional industry lab skills for graduate school, internships and employment. Simply sign-up, with no waiting or competing and gain the skills you need to improve your resume, graduate research outcomes & appeal to employers.
Interested in a stem cell career but lack the relevant hands-on skills? Already working with stem cells but experiencing problems your mentor can't solve? Want to expand your skill set and appeal to future employers by learning widely sought-after stem cell techniques? Pathways to Stem Cell Science's Advanced Stem Cell Techniques Course is the program for you!
What are human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) and why should college students learn to work with them? hPSCs are unique and widely used cells with the capacity to generate any type of cell in the adult human body. They can be isolated from any person and are employed extensively throughout the world in a variety of down-stream applications from research, to therapeutics to diagnostic testing. hPSCs are extremely difficult to grow and manipulate, even for experienced scientists with prior stem cell experience. They can only be handled following extensive training by stem cell experts, like the scientists at Pathways to Stem Cell Science. hPSC culture is an is an advanced 21st century skill that very few college students acquire. Professional training in cutting edge techniques like stem cell culture, can help college students to build their resumes and stand out to future employers.
Originally developed in 2009 at the USC Stem Cell Core, the Pluripotent Stem Cell Techniques Course at Pathways to Stem Cell Science, provides comprehensive training in validated techniques for culturing, freezing and manipulating hPSCs. Our well-established five-day course has helped hundreds of students to gain advanced stem cell skills for laboratory positions in college and professional employment. Participating students learn optimized techniques for culturing human embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells, following streamlined protocols designed to plug into any hPSC program. We also provide guidance with laboratory set up and regulatory compliance in addition to ongoing support troubleshooting problems once you are working in a stem cell laboratory.
Apply today and gain comprehensive personalized training in advanced stem cell methods taught by academic and industry experts.
Important note: The hPSC workshop provides advanced training in complex stem cell techniques. To attend this course, you must have prior experience culturing mammalian cells using aseptic technique in a professional cell culture setting. Students who do not have cell culture experience can gain the required skills by attending our essential cell culture techniques program. If you have any questions regarding your qualifications or suitability for the hPSC workshop, please contact us for more information at email@example.com.
Pluripotent Stem Cell Techniques provides industry-level hands-on training in the following procedures:
-hPSC Medium preparation
-Feeder dependent culture
-MEF Feeder isolation and preparation
-Feeder free culture (mTeSR, E8 and NutriStem)-Enzymatic passaging (accutase, collagenase, dispase and ReLeSR)
-Manual passaging and colony picking
-Identifying hPSC colonies
-Cryopreservation and thawing hPSCs
-Preparation of Embryoid Bodies (scraped and spin-EBs)
-Setting up an hPSC lab-Troubleshooting problems
-Quality control monitoring hPSCs
Curriculum is regularly updated to reflect current techniques.
– Professional real-world science lectures
– Hands-on lab classes– Cutting edge techniques
– Guest speakers
– Experimental planning and implementation
– Independent lab work
– Career education
– Networking with professional science mentors
-Experienced course instructors (Industry and academic)
-Essential lab techniques (stem cell culture and manipulation)
-Validated protocols and SOPs
-Develop and hone critical lab skills
-Continuing support with troubleshooting problems
– appeal to internships and employers
-Affordable tuition (50% cheaper than equivalent training providers)
-Extensive hands on experience
-Certificate in professional hPSC culture techniques
-Network with other science professionals
Cost and Session Information
Advanced Stem Cell Techniques is held in the summer. A nominal tuition fee is charged to cover the cost of course instructors, facilities and lab reagents.