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The Hearst Fellows will be exceptional junior postdoctoral scholars pursuing stem cell research at USC. (Photo by Chris Shinn)

2014 Call for applications for postdoctoral training program in stem cell biology

The CIRM Training Program invites applicants to apply for openings at the postdoctoral level. The Keck School of Medicine of USC, with support from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), has …

Lindsey Barske (Photo by Cristy Lytal)

Postdocs receive Giannini Foundation fellowships

Two Keck School of Medicine of USC postdoctoral scholars recently received fellowships from the prestigious A.P. Giannini Foundation. Lindsey Barske, PhD, received her fellowship based on her work with craniofacial development, and …

Songtao Shi, DDS, PhD (Photo courtesy of the Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC)

Proper stem cell function requires hydrogen sulfide

Stem cells in bone marrow need to produce hydrogen sulfide in order to properly multiply and form bone tissue, according to a new study in Cell Stem Cell from the Center for …

Heinz-Josef Lenz (Photo courtesy of Heinz-Josef Lenz)

Dhont Family Foundation invigorates USC colon cancer research

Colon cancer research at USC received a boost from the Southern California-based Dhont Family Foundation, as the foundation renewed its commitment of its $1 million gift to fund Heinz-Josef Lenz’s research in …

C. Thomas Vangsness, Jr. (Photo by Cristy Lytal)

Stem cell therapy following meniscus knee surgery may reduce pain, restore meniscus

A single stem-cell injection following arthroscopic meniscus knee surgery may provide pain relief and aid in meniscus regrowth, according to a new study by C. Thomas Vangsness, Jr., MD, principal investigator with …

Kidney (Image by Lori O'Brien/McMahon Lab)

USC launches one of California’s first master’s programs in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine

Video by Ryan Ball USC is pleased to offer one of the first master’s programs in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine in California. “The program gives students a unique entrée into …

Zebrafish skulls (watercolor by Kristin Chen)

USC Roski and USC Stem Cell announce new collaboration

What happens when USC students — some studying art and design, others stem cell biology — examine zebrafish skulls under a microscope? It depends on who’s looking. During spring 2014, scientists at the …

Stem cell (Creative Commons image by Reuters)

NIH grants spur new stem cell research in the Department of Medicine

Cutbacks in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding have made the climate for new research challenging. Three studies from investigators in the Department of Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of …

Rong Lu and Min Yu (Photo by Cristy Lytal)

Min Yu and Rong Lu explore how one bad cell spoils the bunch

Principal investigators Min Yu, MD, PhD, and Rong Lu, PhD, had plans to collaborate long before they were both recruited to the Department of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine at the …

Multi-well plate (Image courtesy of the National Institutes of Health)

Competition for four free small molecule screens at The Choi Family Therapeutic Screening Facility

To encourage translational research at USC, we are pleased to announce a call for proposals for screening a 3,000 compound library at The Choi Family Therapeutic Screening Facility within the Eli and …

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 …

Embryonic stem cells (Image/courtesy of Qi-Long Ying)

Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Workshop

The USC Stem Cell Core will be hosting an introductory three-day course in pluripotent stem cell techniques aimed at researchers who are interested in performing research with human embryonic stem cells (hESC). …

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Seeking applications for CIRM Training Grant Clinical Fellow

MD applicants at the residency, immediate post-residency or clinical fellowship level are invited to apply for up to two year participation in a California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) training program at …

A look inside the ear of a mouse, with the middle ear ossicles off-centered (Image by Camilla Teng)

Winner of the January 2014 USC Stem Cell Image of the Month Contest

Dr. Andy McMahon and the judges of the USC Stem Cell Image of the Month contest would like to congratulate our January 2014 winner, Camilla Teng, a graduate student in Dr. Rob …

The inferior alveolar nerve provides a niche for stem cells that maintain incisor homeostasis. When the nerve is severed, homeostasis is disrupted and within one month the affected incisor becomes chalky and breaks. (Photos/courtesy of Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology)

Dental study provides wealth of stem cell details

An Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC study has uncovered new details on how bundles of nerves and arteries interact with stem cells and also showcases revolutionary techniques for following the cells …

SJ Gao (Photo courtesy of USC)

Viral molecules responsible for causing AIDS-related cancer

Using a rat stem cell model, USC researcher S. J. Gao, PhD and colleagues have identified a critical cancer-causing component in the virus that causes Kaposi’s sarcoma, the most common cancer among …

Valter Longo (Photo by Dietmar Quistorf)

Valter Longo seeks a recipe for longevity

Video by the USC Davis School of Gerontology Valter Longo, PhD, principal investigator with USC Stem Cell, is out to prove that gerontology is a young man’s game — just like rock …

USC scientist Krzysztof Kobielak, MD, PhD, and postdoctoral fellow Eve Kandyba, PhD (Photo by Cristy Lytal)

Stem cells offer clues to reversing receding hairlines

Regenerative medicine may offer ways to banish baldness that don’t involve toupees. The lab of USC scientist Krzysztof Kobielak, MD, PhD has published a trio of papers in the journals Stem Cells …

Research on age-related macular degeneration conducted by Mark Humayun, left, and David Hinton has been funded by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

Clinical trial to study loss of vision

Keck Medicine of USC research to slow vision loss for macular degeneration patients has been funded as part of the third round of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine’s (CIRM) Disease Team …

A series of mouse skulls (Image by Hu Zhao)

Winner of the December 2013 USC Stem Cell Image of the Month Contest

Dr. Andy McMahon and the judges of the USC Stem Cell Image of the Month contest would like to congratulate our December 2013 winner, Dr. Hu Zhao, DDS, PhD, a research associate …