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William K. Bowes Laboratory for Stem Cell Biology and Engineering

The mission of the Laboratory for Stem Cell Biology and Engineering is to foster an interdisciplinary program of stem cell research and teaching in the emerging field of regenerative medicine.

This facility is currently supported by The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM)

Access available to the following: 
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The Laboratory for Stem Cell Biology and Engineering was established to provide a shared stem cell culture facility in support of human embryonic stem cell (hESC) research at UCSB and at neighboring institutions. The primary objectives of this facility are hESC culture training, research, and quality control. For access to the facility please set up a meeting with one of the co-Directors, Mika Katsura ( or Susanne Myer (


  1. Flow Cytometer

    The Accuri C6 is equip with 2 lasers: a 488nm solid state, blue laser and a 640nm diode, red laser. It features two light scatter detectors and four fluorescence detectors with optical filters optimized for the detection of fluorochromes such as FITC, PE, PerCP, and APC.

  2. Prelude X

    The Prelude X is a fully automated peptide synthesizer capable of generating a variety of peptides, peptoids, and peptidomimetics. It has six heated reaction vessels and locations for 27 amino acids or other monomers to allow for a highly flexible peptide assembly. User-friendly software helps users design their synthesis reactions using pre-made templates.