Pub. date: 2008 | Online Pub. Date: September 15, 2008 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412963954 | Print ISBN: 9781412959087 | Online ISBN: 9781412963954| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
University of California, Los Angeles
Krishna Subhash Vyas
THE UNIVERSITY OF California, Los Angeles (UCLA), is a state (public) research university located in Los Angeles, California. UCLA has the largest enrollment of any university in the state. In 2005, UCLA announced its plan to establish the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Medicine (ISCBM). The state of California provides public funding of research with new embryonic stem cell lines, and in this regard it is unique. The Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA was initiated by Chancellor Albert Carnesale and the deans of the UCLA schools and college in March 2005. UCLA committed over $20 million over five years. UCLA and its sister University of California schools, Berkeley, Davis, San Diego, and San Francisco, have made great advances in stem cell research, largely because of California's avid state—support of stem cell research. UCLA realizes the importance of the interdis—ciplinarity of ...