Stem Cell Technology Certificate

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.
Program Coordinator:
Dr. Carin Zimmerman      
Tel: (415) 239-3857
Required courses:
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:
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).
Stem Cell Intern presents work at the Biotechnology Program 
BioSymposium at UCSF, Genentech Hall

Mitochondria in mouse 3T3 cells stained 
with MitoTracker Green in BTEC 21B.

Coulter counters

BD FACS analyzer - Fluorescent activated cell analyzer
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