CIRM STAR students won first and third place at high school science fair

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Every year, the Eli and Edythe Broad CIRM Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research hosts about 20 high school students in a summer program partially funded by the CIRM STAR program.

As part of the program, two students from Bravo Medical Magnet High School, Elton Zhou (right) and Wisia Wong (left), conducted research at Dr. Toshio Miki’s lab in the summer of 2012. Zhou’s project, “Changes in the Number of Stem Cell Marker-Positive Cells within the Fetal Mouse Amnion” won first place, and Wong’s project, “Xeno-free Cyropreservation of Human Amniotic Epithelial Cells” placed third at the Bravo Medical Magnet High School Science and Engineering Fair 2013.