Over the past several years, USC has emerged as a world leader in stem cell research and regenerative medicine. Groundbreaking research that changes the course of human health often begins with creative, ambitious and unconventional ideas. However, in the current funding climate, scientists are finding it increasingly difficult to secure funding for bold, innovative research endeavors. Donations of all sizes support our pioneering researchers as they work towards developing novel treatments and diagnostic tools for some of society’s most vexing medical conditions including arthritis, bone fractures, blood disorders, kidney disease, diabetes, heart disease, autism, hearing loss, dementia and other neurological diseases, cancer, and more.
Much of the philanthropic support we receive is strategically invested through our Agility Fund. This fundraising effort allows our research center to nimbly and flexibly forge ahead with a big picture vision of bringing science to the clinic through faculty recruitment, collaborative research initiatives, state-of-the-art facilities and diverse educational programs.
How You Can Help
Your gift to the USC Stem Cell Agility Fund advances our priorities:
By harnessing the remarkable power of stem cells, our scientists, clinicians and engineers are: identifying the developmental origins of birth defects and childhood cancers; understanding how the human body repairs tissue; modeling diseases in the lab to study their causes and to design new treatments; engineering tissues; and ultimately developing new medicines. Your gift to pilot research enables the collaboration, exploration, and calculated risk-taking that accelerates our progress towards the medicine of the tomorrow—regenerative medicine.
USC Stem Cell unites more than 100 scientists, clinicians and engineers across USC to leverage the transformative power of stem cells to develop therapies of the future. Your philanthropic partnership allows us to continue to grow this successful enterprise—recruiting leading faculty from around the world and rapidly expanding our expertise in stem cells and regenerative medicine.
Available to researchers across Southern California, USC Stem Cell offers shared research facilities in imaging, therapeutic screening, flow cytometry and genome modification. Your investment in these crucial facilities provides the necessary technical support to create sophisticated disease models and develop therapies to save lives.
USC Stem Cell provides multidisciplinary educational opportunities for master’s and PhD students, irrespective of financial means. Your support of scholarships and fellowships opens inclusive pathways to success for the diverse students and trainees that will become the next generation of stem cell leaders.
If you would like to discuss funding opportunities, please contact:
Senior Director of Development