The Stem Cell Biomanufacturing IGERT training program translates the principles of bench-top stem cell biology into cell-based applications and provides an interdisciplinary training experience with specialized tracks in technology, commercialization, and public policy.
The program offers courses in stem cell engineering, bioprocessing and public policy/ethics along with the opportunity to attend stem cell engineering workshops and seminars led by experts in the field.
Additionally, students will acquire a breadth of technical skills via unique training experiences with engineers and scientists conducting cutting-edge stem cell research, as well as social science expertise from public policy and bioethics experts.
- Advanced Technologies
- Public Policy
Additional Professional Development Activities
In addition to the formal and elective coursework described above, participating students are afforded a broad variety of professional development opportunities, including seminars, symposiums and interactions with industry partners. The activities are designed to provide career development activities, as well as augment graduate student’s personal and professional skills.
Graduate Course Work
As part of their graduate studies, IGERT students take a stem cell engineering course and a stem cell bioprocessing course to provide them with fundamental knowledge for the biomanufacturing of stem cells. In addition to the required course work, students have the option of taking a stem cell ethics and public policy course to understand how stem cell science is regulated. Students will also have the opportunity to learn about the commercialization of stem cell therapeutics through the Bio Industry program.