Stem Cell Musings- An Essay by Dr. Walter P. Drake, Director, Panama College of Cell Science

[Please Note: I am not opposed whatsoever to embryonic stem cell research which continues to lead to valuable understandings about cell-cell interactions. However, these synthetic laboratory models are not likely to lead to any patient therapies, which for many people, particularly patients with debilitating diseases,  is the most important goal of stem cell research.] It …

A Summary of Stem Cell Expansion Protocols prepared by graduate student, Paul Faduola, Panama College of Cell Science

Graduate Studies at the Panama College of Cell Science- Sample Work From time to time we like to post particularly good work by our graduate students. In this Assignment from the course, "Stem Cell Laboratory Protocols", students were asked to present reviews of the current state of expansion protocols for stem cells. Expansion of stem …

Online Biology Graduate Students Get Private Student Website

The Panama College of Cell Science has announced that it has developed a unique system for providing student content. Called a "private student portal", online biology students can access all their course content, syllabus for every course, downloadable resources and video links, assignments, academic records, and billing records. With this private web page, our students …

Welcome to Our Student Applicants from South Korea, India, and Nigeria

The Panama College of Cell Science is pleased by the interest shown in our program from applicants in South Korea, India, and Nigeria. More and more biology majors are realizing the exciting field of stem cell science is now opening and that this is a field well worth pursuing as an advanced degree. Manipal University …

Acting Dean of Panama College of Cell Science Resigns from the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR)

Dr. Walter P. Drake, Acting Dean of the Panama College of Cell Science, resigned his membership in the ISSCR. In a letter directed to the President of the International Society for Stem Cell Research, he criticized the organization for its one sided support of embryonic stem cell research to the exclusion of research with adult …

Stanford Does Not Have the Only Graduate Program In Stem Cell Biology

In April 2011, Stanford University School of Medicine claimed to have established the "first PhD program in stem cell science in the world". You can read the story at: http://med.stanford.edu/ism/2011/april/stem-phd.html, stating that "Stanford is the first to create a free-standing doctoral program dedicated solely to stem cell biology and regenerative medicine". The article goes on …

Biology Graduate School Announces Next Class Begins January 1, 2012

The Panama College of Cell Science, offering a 3 year online PhD degree in stem cell biology, announces that the next class of new graduate students is forming for the trimester beginning January 1, 2012. Applications may be submitted now, and in any event no later than November 15 and upon acceptance, tuition payments must …