Membership

Image of 38-hour-old pupal ovary composed of multiple ovarioles with a domain of Wnt signaling shown by the expression of Frizzled3-RFP in red, and precursors to escort and follicle stem cells shown by Traffic Jam expression in green. Helen Kogan

The Columbia Stem Cell Initiative (CSCI) is committed to supporting its members through program enrichment activities and scientific interactions to foster a collegial approach to stem cell research. The level of membership is dictated by the level of involvement in CSCI programmatic activities. As a full member or affiliate member, you will have preferential access to CSCI core facilities to support your research activities. As a member you will also contribute to CSCI Faculty Meetings and be eligible to apply for programmatic seed funds.

Membership Benefits

Full Member

  • Invitations to all CSCI scientific and social activities (Seminar, Work-in-Progress (WIP) Talks, Retreat, Happy Hour, etc.)
  • Preferential access to CSCI core facilities
  • Listed on the CSCI website
  • Direct scientific feedback during CSCI Faculty Meetings
  • Eligible for seed funds
  • Complimentary access for occasional use of the CSCI Conference Room

Affiliate Member

  • Invitations to all CSCI scientific and social activities (Seminar, WIP talks, Retreat, Happy Hour, etc.)
  • Preferential access to CSCI core facilities
  • Listed on the CSCI website
  • Discounted rate for occasional use of the CSCI Conference Room

Eligibility

Only Columbia faculty are eligible to apply. The director reviews applications for membership and performs an annual review of the level of member participation. Full members are asked to vote on new affiliation requests. The criteria are as follows:

Full Members

  • Active participation in CSCI scientific and social activities (PI/trainees attendance required)
  • Nomination of 2 trainees per year for CSCI WIP talks
  • Acknowledgement of CSCI core facilities and seed fund support in publications
  • Attendance to CSCI Faculty Meetings & voting rights on new full member applications
  • Contribution to CSCI committees (Seminar, WIP talks, Search, Seed Fund, etc.)
  • Co-hosting CSCI Happy Hour

Affiliate Members

  • Participation in CSCI scientific and social activities
  • Nomination of 1 trainee per year for CSCI WIP talks
  • Acknowledgement of CSCI core facilities in publications

If you have an interest in joining the Columbia Stem Cell Initiative, please fill out the membership application.

CSCI Membership Application