Eli and Edythe Broad CIRM Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at USC (BCC)
1425 San Pablo St.
Los Angeles, CA 90033

Director’s Office

Support Team

Administrative Team

  • Ellen Pascual
    Senior Research Administrative Director
    Oversight of administrative, business, financial, HR/payroll, and research operations; approval of grant proposal budgets; supervision of administrative staff; staff reclassification/promotion; employee termination (staff/postdoc)
  • Greg Alvarado
    Post-Award Administrator
    Faculty financial review meetings; initiation of expense transfers, including payroll expense transfers and modifications to costing allocations; completion of eCerts for effort reporting; award close out
  • Amanda Cheung
    Financial Analyst
    Creation of accounts and fund transfers; recruitment process and onboarding (staff); visa processing (J-1 and H-1B); postdoc appointment/renewal; late pay requests
  • Ricardo Cortez
    Program Assistant
    Master’s program and minor program; admissions and registration activities; student academic records; curriculum development and approval; coordination of SCRM 580 Seminar Series; coordination of student and center events
  • Laura Hancock
    Associate Research Administrator
    Pre-award management; grant budget preparation; coordination of Cayuse proposal submission; submission of grant progress reports
  • Alice Ma
    Administrative Budget Assistant
    Purchasing transactions and requisitions; reimbursements; travel pre-payment; P-card and travel card verification and processing; travel reimbursements for speakers; SCRO Committee submissions and approvals; post-award grant set up
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    Facilities Assistant
    BCC building access; equipment and AV system troubleshooting and repairs; management of equipment and device inventory; overall building maintenance; communication/collaboration with FPM and IT; security and EH&S standards
  • Ramiro Montano


Andrew P. McMahon (; 323-442-7847
Paula Cannon (; 323-442-3247)
Yang Chai (; 323-442-3480)
Gage Crump (; 323-442-2693)
Denis Evseenko (; 323-442-2199)
Scott E. Fraser (; 213-740-2411)
Robert E. Maxson (; 323-865-0633)
Peter Yingxiao Wang (
Qi-Long Ying (; 323-442-3308)

Associate Professors

Mohamed Abou-el-Enein (
Justin Ichida (; 323-442-0063)
Ching-Ling (Ellen) Lien (; 323-361-8377)
Rong Lu (; 323-442-0169)
Francesca Mariani (; 323-442-7855)
Megan McCain (; 213-821-0791)

Assistant Professors

Albert E. Almada (; 323-865-1247)
Oliver Bell (; 323-442-7734)
Michael Bonaguidi (; 323-865-1276)
Senta Georgia (; 323-361-6003)
Ksenia Gnedeva (
Unmesh Jadhav (; 323-442-2563)
Zhongwei Li (; 323-442-0296)
Nils Lindström (; 323-442-8077)
Thomas Lozito (; 323-442-0394)
Louise Menendez (; 323-442-0895)
Leonardo Morsut (; 323-442-4363)
Giorgia Quadrato (; 323-442-0415)
Yulia Shwartz (