The Humboldt CIRM Bridges 3.0 Program is designed to produce biomedical scientists from diverse backgrounds committed to accelerating the discovery, development  and delivery of stem cell, gene therapy and related technologies for improving human health.

Each year we will select a diverse cohort of 10 graduate and undergraduate students to participate in a yearlong research experience in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine at one of our outstanding collaborating host institutions: Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors Regenerative Medicine InstituteThe Stanford University Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative MedicineThe University of California Davis Stem Cell ProgramThe Gladstone Institute, and Takeda California

The student interns receive advanced training in the research methods and good manufacturing practices required to develop cellular-based therapies for emerging and unmet medical needs. In collaboration with the Humboldt Medical Society and Pre-Medical Task Force, students will also educate our campus and the greater community about regenerative medicine while gaining awareness of socio-economic issues and disparities around health care and access. 

 Over 100 students have been trained in our past Humboldt CIRM Bridges and Humboldt CIRM Bridges 2.0 Programs (see Past Humboldt CIRM Scholars and Alumni Spotlight pages). 

Thirty-nine percent of those participants were from racially minoritized groups in STEM, 39% were first-generation college students and forty three percent were from low-income families. Eighty-five percent are currently pursuing careers in the field and many have gone on to earn postgraduate degrees.

  • 1 RN 
  • 1 PA 
  • 2 MD 
  • 4 DO 
  • 7 MS 
  • 10 PhD
  • 1 DPT student
  • 1 DVM student
  • 5 MS students
  • 7  MD students
  • 20 PhD students



CIRM logo - funded by cirm

black gloved hands taking notes in the lab

Three students in the lab

a student with dark hair in a lab coat standing next to a microscope