Students who complete the Stem Cell Certificate are eligible to apply for the Stem Cell Internship program. Internships are paid, full-time, 9-month positions in local companies or academic institutions.
The Stem Cell Technology certificate program is designed to prepare students for a research or clinical cell biology position working with mammalian cells and tissue culture. In the 21C course, specific techniques pertaining to the culture and maintenance of both embryonic and adult stem cells will be learned. Students should have a working knowledge of algebra from previous academic or work experience.
Dr. Carin Zimmerman
Tel: (415) 239-3857
BTEC 21A - Mammalian Cell Culture 2
BTEC 21B - Fluorescent Cell Technology 2
BTEC 21C - Stem Cell Technology 3
BTEC 12A - GLP and GMP Principles 1
Choose at least 2 units of the following course or course combinations:
Take BTEC 115 - Recombinant DNA Biotechnology 5
OR both of
BTEC 24 - Introduction to PCR 1
BTEC 25 - Analytical PCR Technology 1
Choose at least 2 units from the following course or course combinations:
BTEC 120 - Molecular and Cell Biotechnology 5
OR both of
BTEC 22 - Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) 1
BTEC 23 - Western Blotting Techniques 1
Recommended additional coursework:
BTEC 5 - Briefings in Biotechnology 1.00
Immunofluorescence staining of phospho-histone2AX (red) in the nuclei (blue) of camptothecin-treated CHO-K1 cells (from BTEC 21B).