CIRM Training Program

Fellowship positions funded by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) are now open to PhD and MD clinical fellows conducting research related to developmental biology, stem cells, and regenerative medicine. Fellows working on projects using stem or progenitor cells to model diseases, uncovering basic molecular mechanisms, and developing potential research tools are encouraged to apply.

The CHLA CIRM Scholar fellowships will be awarded for 2 years with the possibility of a third year of funding through a competitive renewal. To be eligible, an applicant must be a PhD or MD fellow by the time of the start of the award, and should have no more than 5 years of fellowship experience.

Funding for this first cycle will begin by Jan. 18. The number of awards will be based on the quality of applications. A second call for applications will be issued in May 2022. Unfunded applications can resubmit once; if a fellow submits two unfunded applications, any future proposals will require an entirely new project to be considered.

The goal of this fellowship is to support promising fellows (MD, PhD, or MD/PhD) who are interesting in conducting research and establishing a successful career as a scientist or physician-scientist.
 

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Call for application

Application for CIRM Training Grant Due Dec. 21, 2021

James Amatruda, MD, PhD
Amatruda Lab

James Amatruda, MD, PhD

Research Focus: Solid tumors of childhood, sarcomas, germ cell and Wilms tumor

 

David Cobrinik, MD, PhD
Cobrinik Lab

David Cobrinik, MD, PhD

Research Focus: Modeling retinal development, tumorigenesis and tumor prevention

 

Stefano Da Sacco, PhD
GOFARR Lab

Stefano Da Sacco, PhD

Research Focus: Kidney disease modeling on microfluidic glomerular chips

 

Roger De Filippo, MD
GOFARR Lab

Roger De Filippo, MD

Research Focus: Kidney diseases and regeneration using tissue engineering tools

 

Brian Dias, PhD

Brian Dias, PhD

Research Focus: Intergenerational legacies of stress

 

Scott Fraser, PhD

Scott E. Fraser, PhD

Research Focus: Quantitative in vivo imaging tools for stem cells and regenerative biology

 

Mark Frey, PhD
Frey Lab

Mark Frey, PhD

Research Focus: Regulation of intestinal stem cell niche and progenitor cell

 

Christopher Gayer, MD

Christopher Gayer, MD, PhD, FACS, FAAP

Research Focus: Dysmotility inflammatory bowel disease colorectal bowel disease

 

Senta Georgia, PhD
Georgia Lab

Senta Georgia, PhD

Research Focus: Beta cell differentiation and regeneration

 

Brendan Grubbs, MD

Brendan Grubbs, MD

Research Focus: Fetal maternal health and human developmental biology

 

Christian Hochstim, MD, PhD

Christian Hochstim, MD, PhD

Research Focus: Tracheal stenosis and epithelial regeneration

 

Miller Huang, PhD

Miller Huang, PhD

Research Focus: Role of chromosome copy number changes in tumorigenesis

 

Yong-Mi Kim, MD, PhD, MPH
Yong-Mi Kim Lab

Yong-Mi Kim, MD, PhD, MPH

Research Focus: Microenvironment, Wnt and biophysical characteristics of leukemia

 

Rohit Kohli, MBBS, MS
Kohli Lab

Rohit Kohli, MBBS, MS

Research Focus: Dysregulated functions underlying liver pathophysiology in kids

 

Rusty Lansford, PhD
Lansford Lab

Rusty Lansford, PhD

Research Focus: Molecular and optical tools to study cell decision-making

 

Ching-Ling (Ellen) Lien, PhD
Lien Lab

Ching-Ling (Ellen) Lien, PhD

Research Focus: Heart development and regeneration and iPSC human disease models

 

Rex Moats, PhD

Rex Moats, PhD

Research Focus: Imaging, stem cell therapy, disease models and preclinical studies

 

Aaron Nagiel, MD, PhD

Aaron Nagiel, MD, PhD

Research Focus: Retinal development and synaptogenesis

 

Chintan Parekh, MD
Parekh Lab

Chintan Parekh, MD

Research Focus: Human T-cell development

 

JinSeok Park, PhD

JinSeok Park, PhD

Research Focus: Cancer cells regulated by extracellular matrix

 

Laura Perin, PhD
GOFARR Lab

Laura Perin, PhD

Research Focus: Stem cells derived from amniotic fluid and chronic kidney disease

 

Sargis Sedrakyan, PhD
GOFARR Lab

Sargis Sedrakyan, PhD

Research Focus: Endothelial damage and extracellular vesicles for kidney disease

 

Wei Shi, MD, PhD
Shi Lab

Wei Shi, MD, PhD

Research Focus: Lung mesenchymal stem cell biology and pulmonary diseases

 

Ram Kumar Subramanyan, MD, PhD

Ram Kumar Subramanyan, MD, PhD

Research Focus: Cardiomyocyte proliferation during regeneration after injury

 

Kasper Wang, MD
Wang Lab

Kasper Wang, MD, FACS, FAAP

Research Focus: Progenitor cells in liver organogenesis, repair and fibrosis

 

David Warburton, DSc, MD

David Warburton, OBE, DSc, MD, MMM, FRCP, FRCS, FRCPCH

Research Focus: Human lung developmental biology and regenerative medicine

 

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Michael Harrison, Ph.D. (Former Ching-Ling Lien Lab)

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Weill Cornell Medicine
 

Gianluca Turcatel, Ph.D. (Former David Warburton Lab)

Current Position: Scientist at Amgen