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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 …

Ophir Klein, professor at the University of California, San Francisco, delivered the keynote address. (Photo by Cristy Lytal)

Next generation of stem cell scientists detail their research from head to toe

The Stem Cell and Developmental Biology Retreat was a total body experience — covering organ systems ranging from the brain to the skeleton, from the kidney to the heart. Held on May …

Arthur Toga of the USC Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute and USC Stem Cell’s Andrew McMahon check an agenda with Raymond Stevens of the Bridge Institute at USC Dornsife. (Photo by Steve Cohn)

At Keck-Dornsife retreat, scientists share research

Seeking to strengthen partnerships between two of USC’s oldest schools, scientists from the Keck School of Medicine of USC and USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences recently gathered to discuss …

CIRM President Randy Mills addresses citizens and patient advocates at USC (Photo by Cristy Lytal)

California’s stem cell agency hosts public meetings with citizens and patients

This summer, leaders from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) visited Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco to consult with citizens and patient advocates in each city. These are the …

USC graduate student Du Jiang (Photo by Cristy Lytal)

Tri-institutional Stem Cell Retreat brings together Broad centers from USC, UCLA and UCSF

Working alone, a scientist or university can only make so much progress in finding answers to basic questions or new treatments for diseases ranging from HIV to cancer to diabetes. That’s why …

From right, biotech professionals Andy McMahon, Steve Kay, Stephen Gruber, Ray Stevens and David Meyer (Photo by Gus Ruelas)

USC summit marks rebirth of biotech era in Los Angeles

Los Angeles city and county policymakers and educational institutions laid the groundwork for the region’s biotechnology strategy at a summit on the USC Health Sciences Campus. The Los Angeles Biotech Summit drew …

Fred H. Gage delivered a brainy keynote address. (Photo by Cristy Lytal)

USC Stem Cell Symposium creates scientific synergy

Provost Michael Quick convened the inaugural USC Stem Cell Symposium with a straightforward truth about the future of regenerative medicine: “it will take a dedicated community of scholars across the disciplines to …

Korean health care leader Kwang Yul Cha speaks at Dean’s Distinguished Lecturer Series. (Photo courtesy of HSC News)

Lecture on global health care stresses personalized medicine

Kwang Yul Cha, founder of the Korean health-care enterprise CHA Health Systems, was the presenter at last month’s Dean’s Distinguished Lecturer Series. Cha’s vision for optimal global health care is to cure …

Stem cells won the heart of clinical trial participant Fred Lesikar. (Photo by Cristy Lytal)

USC hosts California stem cell agency’s tenth birthday bash

Few 10 year olds have brought 10 potential medical treatments into clinical trials. The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), however, is a truly exceptional 10 year old. In 2004, the people …

“Tin Woman” Michaela Patterson, a postdoctoral scholar in the lab of Henry Sucov, studies heart regeneration — with no help from the Wizard of Oz. (Photo by Cristy Lytal)

Halloween retreat showcases USC’s “scary smart” stem cell researchers

It was no tricks and all treats at the seventh annual retreat for the Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at USC, held at the university’s …

Graduate student Kimberley Babos explains how research at the Eli and Edythe Broad CIRM Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at USC may help find effective drugs to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Military veterans are more likely than civilians to suffer from the devastating disease. (Photo by Steve Cohn)

General David H. Petraeus gets a four-star tour of HSC

Petraeus—who also serves as the Judge Widney Professor at USC and Chairman of the KKR Global Institute—started his morning with a glimpse into the human brain. Faculty and students from the USC …

"Stem cell research is important because it's cool to be a stem cell scientist!!!"

USC rolls out the cardinal carpet on Stem Cell Awareness Day

When asked why stem cell research matters, guests at this year’s Stem Cell Awareness Day gave many creative answers. “Because it has unlimited potential to treat human diseases.” “Because every part of …

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

USC and CIRM celebrate Stem Cell Awareness Day

Please join USC and the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) in celebrating Stem Cell Awareness Day on October 8, 2014 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the lobby of the Eli …

Neil Segil, PhD, (right) gets a glimpse into retinal regeneration. (Photo by Cristy Lytal)

USC stem cell PhD students present their blueprints for rebuilding the body

Video by Alric Devotta The students in the new PhD program in Development, Stem Cells, and Regenerative Medicine recently presented some ideas that would give Dr. Frankenstein a run for his money. …

Paula Cannon (Photo courtesy of the Milken Institute)

USC Stem Cell researchers share a vision of the future at the Milken Institute Global Conference

What do former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and singer Will.i.am have in common? They both attended this year’s Milken Institute Global Conference, where USC Stem Cell researchers offered an exciting glimpse …

Andy McMahon, PhD, FRS (Photo by Cristy Lytal)

Stem cells prove their potency at CHLA annual symposium

The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Annual Symposium, held on Feb. 21, focused on the promise of regenerative medicine and cellular therapies — from curing HIV to building organs …

Keynote speaker Clive Svendsen (right) and Director Andy McMahon

A Retreat from everything but stem cells

It wasn’t the pristine 27-hole course that drew more than 120 stem cell researchers from USC and beyond to the Desert Princess Golf Resort near Palm Springs. It was the sixth annual …

Andrew P. McMahon, PhD, FRS, points out a few things about his research. (Photo by Cristy Lytal)

USC Stem Cell Social

The dessert tray seemed to regenerate and the cheese platter seemed self-renewing at the first USC Stem Cell Social, held on October 25 at the Eli and Edythe Broad CIRM Center for …

Presenter Pin Wang, PhD, is a principal investigator with the USC Stem Cell initiative. (Photo by Cristy Lytal)

Tiny Technology may be the future of medicine

Sometimes the smallest tools are required to tackle the biggest problems. At the forefront of innovative research on regenerative medicine and cancer treatment, experts from the top research institutions in the greater …