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USC Stem Cell scientist Gage Crump earns an $8 million NIH Award for Sustaining Outstanding Achievement in Research

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has recognized USC scientist Gage Crump with an Award for Sustaining Outstanding Achievement in Research—an eight-year, $8 million grant to support the development of stem cell-based treatments for patients with craniofacial diseases. …

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By | October 4th, 2017|Announcements|Comments Off on USC Stem Cell scientist Gage Crump earns an $8 million NIH Award for Sustaining Outstanding Achievement in Research

Request for Proposals: Eli and Edythe Broad Fellowship Award

A recent gift from The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation established the Eli and Edythe Broad Society of Fellows at USC. An annual fellowship award of $80,000 that includes one year of salary and research support will be made to an exceptional senior postdoctoral researcher within USC’s stem cell research center. This investment and prestigious ...

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By | October 3rd, 2017|Announcements|Comments Off on Request for Proposals: Eli and Edythe Broad Fellowship Award

Request for Proposals: Broad Clinical Research Fellows

A recent gift from the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation established the Eli and Edythe Broad Clinical Research Fellows at USC. This year is the fourth and final year of this prestigious program, and we have two positions available. The fellows must have completed their MD or MD/PhD training, currently be in their residency or ...

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By | October 3rd, 2017|Announcements|Comments Off on Request for Proposals: Broad Clinical Research Fellows

The Broad Foundation awards $1 million to early-stage stem cell research projects

The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation has awarded two $125,000 grants to early-stage scientific investigations at USC’s stem cell research center. The projects are among eight winners of the $1 million Fund for Innovative Stem Cell Research, established by the Broads to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the three stem cell research centers that they ...

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By | September 29th, 2017|Announcements|Comments Off on The Broad Foundation awards $1 million to early-stage stem cell research projects

USC Stem Cell researcher Justin Ichida honored as a champion in the fight against ALS

The ALS Association Golden West Chapter will recognize USC Stem Cell researcher Justin Ichida with the 2017 Essey Commitment to a Cure Award for his outstanding achievements in the fight against ALS. The award will be presented at the 2017 Champions for Care and a Cure benefit on Saturday, December 2, 2017, at the Fairmont ...

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By | September 25th, 2017|Announcements|Comments Off on USC Stem Cell researcher Justin Ichida honored as a champion in the fight against ALS

Verge Genomics announces a multi-institution collaboration with Columbia University, MGH, USC and the University of Michigan to advance ALS research

Verge Genomics, a drug discovery company utilizing genomic data for neuroscience therapeutics, announced today that it is has established a multi-institution industry-academic collaboration with four top universities focused on accelerating the translation of preclinical models of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) through the creation of a comprehensive foundation of ALS data, encompassing genomic, biochemical, and phenotypic ...

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By | September 22nd, 2017|Announcements|Comments Off on Verge Genomics announces a multi-institution collaboration with Columbia University, MGH, USC and the University of Michigan to advance ALS research

USC Stem Cell scientist Zhongwei Li is writing a recipe for a kidney

USC Stem Cell scientist Zhongwei Li could have gone into the family restaurant business. Instead, he’s dedicated his career to experimenting with a very different set of ingredients: kidney stem cells. “The kidney is a very important organ, and it is also a very fragile organ,” he said. “More than 10 percent of people develop ...

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By | September 20th, 2017|Announcements|Comments Off on USC Stem Cell scientist Zhongwei Li is writing a recipe for a kidney

Stem cell master’s students present artwork with scientific themes

Kella Vangsness and Aabha Morey—who are pursuing their master of science degrees in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine—participated in this year’s Bridge Art & Science Alliance’s pitch day, which gives USC students the opportunity to present projects merging art and science to obtain up to $5,000 in funding. …

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By | September 18th, 2017|Announcements|Comments Off on Stem cell master’s students present artwork with scientific themes

Envisioning a new world

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has awarded Mark Humayun, co-director of the USC Gayle and Edward Roski Eye Institute and director of the Institute for Biomedical Sciences, with the 2018 IEEE Biomedical Engineering Award. “It is always very nice to be recognized by your peers and a great honor for me,” said ...

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By | September 15th, 2017|Announcements|Comments Off on Envisioning a new world

Can stem cells be tricked?

Riddle me this: how do you get stem cells to thrive outside of their natural environment? According to Keyue Shen, if all else fails, you can always trick them—with artificially engineered neighbor cells. Shen, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering, and Rong Lu, an assistant professor of stem cell biology and regenerative medicine, recently won ...

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By | September 7th, 2017|Announcements|Comments Off on Can stem cells be tricked?

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