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Anika Gidwani; featured image for Where are they now? Stem cell master’s program alumna Anika Gidwani, a law student at the University of California, Davis

Where are they now? Stem cell master’s program alumna Anika Gidwani, a law student at the University of California, Davis

In this series of alumni profiles, we highlight graduates of USC’s master of science program in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine. Our accomplished alumni have pursued many different paths—ranging from a …

Rong Lu; featured image for USC faculty member Rong Lu: Providing insights into stem cell biology in the context of aging and disease

USC faculty member Rong Lu: Providing insights into stem cell biology in the context of aging and disease

Rong Lu is an associate professor of stem cell biology and regenerative medicine, biomedical engineering, medicine, and gerontology at USC. She joins George Shannon, faculty member and host of the podcast “Lessons …

Preet M. Chaudhary, MD, PhD, a professor of medicine, the Bloom Family Chair in Lymphoma Research, chief of the Nohl Division of Hematology (Photo courtesy of USC); featured image for Research award accelerates USC’s work on next-generation cell therapy for prostate cancer

Research award accelerates USC’s work on next-generation cell therapy for prostate cancer

One in eight men will receive a prostate cancer diagnosis in his lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society, and about one in 40 will die as a result. A USC research …

After surgical rib resection (top), a cartilage and bone bridge form (second from top) and then resolve (third from top) and remodel to regenerate the missing tissue in the gap (bottom). Blue shows cartilage matrix; red shows mineralized matrix. (Images by Stephanie Kuwahara and Max Serowoky/ Mariani Lab); featured image for For large bone injuries, it’s Sonic hedgehog to the rescue

For large bone injuries, it’s Sonic hedgehog to the rescue

A USC Stem Cell study in NPJ Regenerative Medicine presents intriguing evidence that large bone injuries might trigger a repair strategy in adults that recapitulates elements of skeletal formation in utero. Key …

Kevin Liu; featured image for Where are they now? Stem cell master’s program alumnus Kevin Liu, a PhD student studying cancer biology at Stanford

Where are they now? Stem cell master’s program alumnus Kevin Liu, a PhD student studying cancer biology at Stanford

In this series of alumni profiles, we highlight graduates of USC’s master of science program in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine. Our accomplished alumni have pursued many different paths—ranging from a …

Nelson Poliran, Jr.; featured image for Where are they now? Stem cell master’s program alumnus Nelson Poliran, Jr., a dentist in rural New Mexico

Where are they now? Stem cell master’s program alumnus Nelson Poliran, Jr., a dentist in rural New Mexico

In this series of alumni profiles, we highlight graduates of USC’s master of science program in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine. Our accomplished alumni have pursued many different paths—ranging from a …

Natasha Raj-Derouin (Photo courtesy of Natasha Raj-Derouin); featured image for Where are they now? Stem cell master’s program alumna Natasha Raj-Derouin, an MD pursuing reproductive endocrinology and infertility

Where are they now? Stem cell master’s program alumna Natasha Raj-Derouin, an MD pursuing reproductive endocrinology and infertility

In this series of alumni profiles, we highlight graduates of USC’s master of science program in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine. Our accomplished alumni have pursued many different paths—ranging from a …

Clare Yarka (Photo courtesy of Clare Yarka); featured image for Where are they now? Stem cell master’s program alumna Clare Yarka, a Scientist at Instil Bio

Where are they now? Stem cell master’s program alumna Clare Yarka, a Scientist at Instil Bio

In this series of alumni profiles, we highlight graduates of USC’s master of science program in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine. Our accomplished alumni have pursued many different paths—ranging from a …

Rekha Prakash (Photo courtesy of Rekha Prakash); featured image for Where are they now? Stem cell master’s program alumna Rekha Prakash, a biotechnology teacher at Roosevelt High School

Where are they now? Stem cell master’s program alumna Rekha Prakash, a biotechnology teacher at Roosevelt High School

In this series of alumni profiles, we highlight graduates of USC’s master of science program in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine. Our accomplished alumni have pursued many different paths—ranging from a …

Haoze (Vincent) Yu and Litao Tao (Photo courtesy of Haoze (Vincent) Yu); featured image for USC Stem Cell alumni Litao Tao and Haoze (Vincent) Yu bring their A game to new positions in academia and industry

USC Stem Cell alumni Litao Tao and Haoze (Vincent) Yu bring their A game to new positions in academia and industry

Scientists Litao Tao and Haoze (Vincent) Yu were colleagues and team players for many years both inside and outside of Neil Segil’s lab at the Eli and Edythe Broad CIRM Center for …

Valter Longo (Photo by Dietmar Quistorf); featured image for New article outlines the characteristics of a “longevity diet”

New article outlines the characteristics of a “longevity diet”

Examining a range of nutrition research from studies in laboratory animals to epidemiological research in human populations provides a clearer picture of the best diet for a longer, healthier life, said USC …

The USC Mentoring Awards honor faculty who contribute to an engaging, supportive and inclusive academic environment through their mentorship of students and faculty. (Photo courtesy of Shutterstock); featured image for Neil Segil is among members of Health Sciences Campus honored with USC Mentoring Awards

Neil Segil is among members of Health Sciences Campus honored with USC Mentoring Awards

Several faculty members from the USC Health Sciences Campus received 2022 USC Mentoring Awards on April 14 at a reception organized by the USC Center for Excellence in Teaching. These awards recognize …

Altered cells create an electrical “fire” in patients with epilepsy. (BioRender illustration by Aswathy Ammothumkandy/Bonaguidi Lab/USC Stem Cell); featured image for Newborn cells in the epileptic brain provide a potential target for treatment

Newborn cells in the epileptic brain provide a potential target for treatment

Over the years, everyone loses a few brain cells. A study led by scientists from USC Stem Cell and the USC Neurorestoration Center presents evidence that adults can replenish at least some …

Jian Xu (Photo by John Skalicky); featured image for Ostrow faculty member Jian Xu does craniofacial biology with heart

Ostrow faculty member Jian Xu does craniofacial biology with heart

The researcher was recently promoted to the rank of Associate Professor of Dentistry with tenure. TO SOME, IT MIGHT SEEM UNUSUAL that Jian Xu, whose PhD research focused on cardiac hypertrophy and …

Detail of brain from Mukund Iyer's first place winning entry (Image by Mukund Iyer)

Communicating science visually: Mukund Iyer, MaryAnne Achieng and Stephanie Chang win the 2022 Winter BioRender contest

For his graphic on immune cell function in the brain, Mukund Iyer took first place in the Winter 2021 BioRender Illustration competition for his schematic of breast cancer cells’ entry through the …

Clockwise from top left, Miao Cui, Yulia Shwartz, Olena Zhulyn, and Kyle McCracken; featured image for Stem cell scientists explore the mysteries of regeneration at the Junior Faculty Candidate Seminar and Symposium

Stem cell scientists explore the mysteries of regeneration at the Junior Faculty Candidate Seminar and Symposium

How can we regenerate tissues that are damaged, lost or diseased in the human body? This was the central question driving the four scientists who presented their research at the Junior Faculty …

Rong Lu; featured image for For USC Stem Cell faculty member Rong Lu, science is in her blood

For USC Stem Cell faculty member Rong Lu, science is in her blood

When Rong Lu joined USC as an assistant professor of stem cell biology and regenerative medicine in 2014, she knew that earning tenure would figuratively require blood, sweat and tears. But after …

USC stem cell research center; featured image for Meet the scholarship winners in USC’s stem cell master’s program

Meet the scholarship winners in USC’s stem cell master’s program

For the second consecutive year, USC’s master’s program in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine has been able to offer scholarships to its talented students. Supported by the generosity of an anonymous …

New subretinal implant A new subretinal implant invented by Mark Humayun has been shown to improve vision in some patients who suffered from dry age-related macular degeneration.; featured image for USC discovery shows long-term viability of stem cell derived retinal implant

USC discovery shows long-term viability of stem cell derived retinal implant

Doctors and biomedical engineers who implant cells and tissues into patients to restore motion or eyesight have long been challenged by potential rejection of the implant by the patient’s own immune system. …

Dechen Lin (Photo courtesy of the Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC); featured image for Five things to know about Dechen Lin

Five things to know about Dechen Lin

A FEW WEEKS AGO, Assistant Professor Dechen Lin joined the Trojan Dental Family as a researcher for Ostrow’s Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology, coming to us from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Here are …