USC’s minor in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine

Starting in Fall 2023, USC will offer one of the few undergraduate minors in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine in the U.S. Offered by the Department of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine, the minor requires 16 units. The 8 units of required course work cover the fundamentals of developmental biology, animal regeneration, stem cell science, and regenerative medicine. The 8 units of electives span a wide array of offerings, providing opportunities for pursuing independent laboratory research, acquiring modern laboratory skills ranging from cell culture to CRISPR-based gene editing, delving into computational biology or biomedical engineering, or learning about the business, legal, ethical, manufacturing, and regulatory aspects of moving stem cells or related products into medical practice. To learn more, visit

Mentioned in this article: Louise Menendez, PhD