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USC Stem Cell at the world's largest stem cell conference (Photo by Sergio Bianco)

USC brings the world’s largest stem cell conference to Los Angeles

For the first time ever, the City of Los Angeles hosted the world’s largest stem cell conference. By choosing Los Angeles as the host city for this major annual meeting, the International …

Eli and Edythe Broad (Photo by Ben Gibbs)

Eli and Edythe Broad to receive honorary degrees at USC commencement ceremony

USC will recognize philanthropists Edythe and Eli Broad and five other honorary degree candidates for their leadership in government, science, philanthropy, humanitarianism and the arts at the university’s 136th commencement ceremony on …

Erasing the distance (Photo by Sergio Bianco)

USC Stem Cell and BCRegMed Virtual Symposium brings Canada to California

It didn’t require plane tickets to bring together scientists from USC Stem Cell in Los Angeles and BCRegMed in Vancouver. During October’s Virtual Symposium, videoconferencing technology enabled these scientists to share ideas …

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CIRM Stem Cell Awareness Day: Science Career Videos

In honor of CIRM’s Stem Cell Awareness Day, USC Stem Cell invites you to explore careers in science. Meet progressive master’s student Carina Seah, PhD student Kimberley Babos, postdoc Jorge Contreras and clinical fellow Abigail Zamora.

Note to self (Photo by Sergio Bianco)

At the retreat for USC’s stem cell department, the students become the masters

Students and trainees took center stage at the annual retreat for USC’s Department of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine. They presented their latest research to the 180 stem cell scientists who …

Hundreds of Keck School faculty, staff and students attended two Dean’s Town Halls, held June 26 and 29. (Photo by Ricardo Carrasco III)

Mosqueda addresses Keck School community in town halls

Hundreds of Keck School of Medicine of USC faculty, staff and students heard about the medical school’s status and vision from the new dean recently.

A PhD candidate is hooded during the 13th Keck School of Medicine of USC commencement ceremony for PhD, Master of Science and Master of Global Health graduates, held May 12 at the Galen Center. (Photo by GradImages)

Commencement 2018: PhD, master’s graduates encouraged to embrace emotions

For a room full of scientists and future clinicians, Mary Helen Immordino-Yang’s advice seemed slightly counterintuitive. But the speaker for the 13th Keck School of Medicine of USC commencement ceremony for PhD, …

Siddhartha Mukherjee speaks at the USC 2018 commencement ceremony. (Photo by David Sprague)

Commencement 2018: More than 17,000 receive degrees at main ceremony

When Siddhartha Mukherjee took the stage at the USC 2018 commencement this morning, he shared a tip with a new generation of Trojans. “I wish someone had told me at my own …

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Commencement 2018: Information about the Health Sciences ceremonies

The 135th Commencement at the University of Southern California begins at 8:30 a.m. May 11 at Alumni Memorial Park. Individual school ceremonies follow the main ceremony. Here is a list of times, …

Mark Humayun, left, talks to Denis Evseenko, right, before Evseenko gives a presentation during a Feb. 7 celebration of pilot funding programs at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. (Photo by Ricardo Carrasco III)

Keck School celebrates pilot funding programs

The Keck School of Medicine of USC recently held a celebration of pilot funding programs that are available for researchers. The event, held Feb. 7 on the Health Sciences Campus, was hosted …

Larry Goldstein, the director of the stem cell program at the University of California, San Diego, and keynote speaker at the retreat for USC’s Department of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (Photo by Cristy Lytal)

Scientists get into detail at the retreat for USC’s stem cell department

“The process of disease is about detail,” said Larry Goldstein, the director of the stem cell program at the University of California, San Diego, and keynote speaker at the retreat for USC’s …

Andy McMahon (right), director of USC's stem cell research center, highlights the importance of a biotechnology park. (Photo by Steve Cohn)

East LA biotech park could create “explosion of employment”

The competition for biotech investment is escalating, and USC President C. L. Max Nikias wants to make sure Los Angeles emerges a winner. “Los Angeles finds itself falling behind in the race …

Graduates of the master of stem cell biology and regenerative medicine program, with faculty director Henry Sucov (Photo by Cristy Lytal)

“Science does not end with discovery,” graduates told

An excited crowd of family and friends gathered at the Galen Center on the University Park Campus May 13 to celebrate the commencement of nearly 400 PhD and master’s degree candidates from …

Barbara Kolo and Andy McMahon (Photo by Richard Carrasco)

Artist plus researcher equals infinite inspiration at the Keck School of Medicine of USC

What happens when you pair 14 artists with 14 USC biomedical researchers? The answer is currently on display at the Hoyt Gallery on the Health Sciences Campus of the Keck School of …

The Stem Cell Day of Discovery event held at the USC Health Sciences Campus in Los Angeles, CA. February 4th, 2017. The event encourages students to learn more about STEM opportunities, including stem cell study and biotech, and helps demystify the fields and encourage student engagement. Photo by David Sprague

Five-hundred middle and high school students realized their “pluripotential” at the USC Stem Cell Day of Discovery

You can be anything you want—just like a stem cell. This was a key lesson for the 500 middle and high school students who attended the USC Stem Cell Day of Discovery …

Eli and Edythe Broad (Photo by Ben Gibbs)

The Broad Foundation gives a tenth birthday gift to the USC, UCLA and UCSF stem cell centers

Last Friday, scientists from USC, UCLA and UCSF gathered at a symposium to celebrate the tenth anniversary of their three stem cell research centers, established with support from Eli and Edythe Broad …

Eli and Edythe Broad CIRM Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at USC (Photo by Chris Shinn)

USC announces Feb. 4 Stem Cell Day of Discovery event

On Saturday, February 4, from 8 a.m.–2 p.m., USC will hold a half-day educational event to encourage the residents of East Los Angeles (Boyle Heights, El Sereno, Lincoln Heights and neighboring communities …

Shelsy Aragon’s emotional moment at the the conference. (Photo by Gus Ruelas)

Community biotech summit opens new world for eager youths

Shelsy Aragon was nervous. The 14-year-old was standing in front of hundreds of people in a packed room at East Los Angeles College, a microphone hot in her hand. She had a question …

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Biotechnology lecture series: R&D insights from lab bench to patient bedside

Sept. 1–Nov. 10, 2016 10:30 a.m.–noon BCC First Floor Seminar Room or ZNI Herklotz Seminar Room As part of Amgen’s outreach program, the Eli and Edythe Broad CIRM Center for Regenerative Medicine …

From left, philanthropists Kin-Chung and Amy Choi with Andy McMahon, chair of the executive committee of USC Stem Cell (Photo by Steve Cohn)

Los Angeles wins bid to host international stem cell conference

In recognition of its growing stature as an incubator for the biosciences, Los Angeles will be the host city for the 2019 International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) Conference. With the …