National Academy of Inventors elects four Keck School of Medicine of USC faculty as senior members

The National Academy of Inventors (NAI), a nonprofit member organization that encourages inventors in higher education, has announced that four researchers from the Keck School of Medicine of USC are part of …

Peter Kuhn and researchers at the USC Michelson Center for Convergent Biosciences aim to revolutionize how breast cancer screening. (Image source: National Cancer Institute/Bruce Wetzel and Harry Schaefer.)

Could a simple blood test detect cancer?

Clinicians agree that cancer screenings, such as mammograms, offer the best hope of finding cancer before it’s out of hand. Unfortunately, screening is often uncomfortable and can require invasive techniques. It also …

USC’s Convergent Science Virtual Cancer Center connects experts around the nation to find unconventional approaches to cancer research, diagnosis and treatment. (Image Source: iStock.)

The cancer solution we need: uniting experts from science, engineering and the humanities

Could a virtual cancer center that unites experts throughout the nation in fields as diverse as physics, molecular biology and the humanities be the key to advancing cancer treatments and ultimately a …

The Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Symposium sparked collaborations. (Photo by Sergio Bianco)

USC researchers converge at the Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Symposium

“The field of stem cell biology is one of our great convergence opportunities,” said USC Provost Michael Quick, addressing an audience of biologists, chemists, physicists, engineers, clinicians and many others. This diverse …

Dean’s Professor of Biological Sciences Peter Kuhn photographed during March 2018 at the USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience. (Photo by Noé Montes)

The power of fear drove cancer researcher Peter Kuhn toward his vocation

Fear has power. Power to harm body and soul. Power to motivate. Peter Kuhn first learned its power as a boy growing up on a farm in Bavaria. The family ran an …

Technology akin to GPS apps could enable patients to map out their disease treatment and response. (Image composite by Matthew Savino)

USC Dornsife cancer scientist aims to create a mapping tool for cancer treatment

Peter Kuhn is setting out to build a Waze app for cancer. Kuhn, Dean’s Professor of Biological Sciences at USC Dornsife, has initiated two new research projects on two types of cancer …

A USC Dornsife team is working on sophisticated cancer detection methods that operate on principles similar to airport metal detectors.

Metal-detection technique inspires USC Dornsife cancer researchers

Metal detection has helped mining companies strike gold and airport security identify passengers who are a potential threat. Now USC Dornsife scientists have pushed its use into another realm: studying cancer.

Barbara Kolo and Andy McMahon (Photo by Richard Carrasco)

Artist plus researcher equals infinite inspiration at the Keck School of Medicine of USC

What happens when you pair 14 artists with 14 USC biomedical researchers? The answer is currently on display at the Hoyt Gallery on the Health Sciences Campus of the Keck School of …

The labs of Raymond C. Stevens, right, and Peter Kuhn will bring a cohort of approximately 50 researchers to USC. Their labs will be housed in the new USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience. (Photo by Ryan Young)

USC recruits renowned leaders in molecular research

Raymond C. Stevens and Peter Kuhn have been named Provost Professor of Biological Sciences and Chemistry and Dean’s Professor of Biological Sciences, respectively. The announcements were made by Provost Elizabeth Garrett and …

Peter Kuhn, PhD