$3 million Grant Renewal Drives Stem-cell Research in PCC’s Keck Biotechnology Program

The biotech sector in Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley got a jolt of energy earlier this month.

Pasadena City College’s Keck Biotechnology Program has received a renewal grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), the state’s stem cell agency, worth more than $3 million over the next five years. The “Bridges to Stem Cell Research and Therapy” grant will allow PCC to continue its mission of educating the next generation of stem cell lab technicians and researchers.

“This renewal of CIRM’s support reaffirms their commitment to the work we have been proud to do since 2009,” said Pamela Eversole-Cire, Ph.D., who directs the Bridges Training Program at PCC. “Our students, faculty, and support staff are all grateful for CIRM’s ongoing contribution to the future of biotechnology.”  Read more...