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Jon-Paul Pepper is a surgeon, scientist, student and award-winner

Video by Alric Devotta USC’s Jon-Paul Pepper is not the average award winner. He’s also not the average facial plastic surgeon, faculty researcher or master’s student — in part, because he’s currently all of these things. At a ceremony held Orlando, Florida, in September 2014, Pepper received the first Research Scholar Award from the Educational and Research …

USC stem cell PhD students present their blueprints for rebuilding the body

Video by Alric Devotta The students in the new PhD program in Development, Stem Cells, and Regenerative Medicine recently presented some ideas that would give Dr. Frankenstein a run for his money. For the summer course DSR 542 Principles of Developmental and Stem Cell Biology, eight teams of students presented elevator pitches and scientific posters …

Mark Humayun and David Hinton look to stem cells to bring sight to the blind

Video by Ryan Ball For years, people were throwing away cells that could bring eyesight to the blind. These dark, blackened cells looked like spots of contamination in the petri dishes in which researchers around the world were carefully nurturing highly purified colonies of human stem cells. It took Keck School of Medicine of USC …

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 awards. The nearly $19 million study is led by principal investigators Mark Humayun, professor of ophthalmology and biomedical engineering and cell and neurobiology …

Humayun named first director of USC Eye Institute

University Professor Mark Humayun, internationally known for his work on the Argus II artificial retina implant intended to restore sight to the blind, has been named the inaugural director of the USC Eye Institute and interim chair of the USC Department of Ophthalmology. He is also an affiliate principal investigator with USC Stem Cell. In …

Keck School researchers to speak at World Stem Cell Summit

Faculty researchers and clinicians from the Keck School of Medicine of USC are among more than 170 speakers who will discuss their efforts to zero in on disease cures at an international conference organized to highlight the progress of stem cell research. The World Stem Cell Summit 2011 takes place Oct. 3–5 at the Pasadena …

Keck School of Medicine of USC signs on as co-organizer of 2011 World Stem Cell Summit

The Keck School of Medicine is a co-organizer for the upcoming World Stem Cell Summit, an international gathering of scientists, advocates, government representatives, and other stakeholders involved with stem cell research.

Mark Humayun, MD, PhD

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