As a USC oral surgeon and stem cell scientist, Dr. Yang Chai has dedicated more than 20 years to finding better ways to treat everything from cleft palate to tooth decay. In this interview, Dr. Chai discusses his research—as well as his recent election to the National Academy of Medicine.
Abigail Zamora, a clinical fellow at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, gives advice about becoming a doctor who does research. To learn more, visit keck.usc.edu/education/residency-clinical-fellowships.
Postdoc Jorge Contreras gives advice about postdoctoral training. To learn more, visit keck.usc.edu/education/postdoctoral-programs.
PhD student Kimberley Babos gives advice on how to get a PhD. To learn more, visit keck.usc.edu/pibbs.
How to get an undergrad and master’s degree at the same time: Advice from USC Stem Cell progressive master’s student Carina Seah
Progressive master’s student Carina Seah gives advice on how to complete an undergraduate and master’s degree at the same time. To learn more, visit scrm.usc.edu.
You can’t freeze time, but you can freeze your eggs. In this Q&A, Richard J. Paulson, USC stem cell scientist and fertility doctor, discusses the current stage of fertility preservation.
A little over a year after arriving at USC, D’Juan Farmer has been awarded one of the most prestigious fellowships available to postdoctoral fellows. The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program supports early-career life scientists from groups underrepresented in the life sciences. The fellows receive up to $1.4 million in funding …
Tiny, transparent fish may hold the key to regenerating body parts and more. Join scientists Gage Crump, Joanna Smeeton and Peter Fabian for a tour of the fish room at USC’s stem cell research center.
International students share their experiences in USC’s Master of Science in Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine degree program. The one-year program with an optional second research year offers courses in cutting-edge biomedical science, including developmental biology, human embryology, regenerative medicine and the translational and therapeutic aspects of stem cell technology. For more information, visit …
In this 360 video, join Dr. Andy McMahon and our world-class scientists as they take you on a tour of the Eli and Edythe Broad CIRM Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at USC. (360 video by Cameron Quon)
One in 10 adults in the US (more than 30 million people) are suffering from some degree of chronic kidney disease. The USC laboratory of Andy McMahon is using stem cells to find new ways to help these patents. (Video by Cameron Quon)
In this video from the ALS Association Golden West Chapter, USC Stem Cell scientist Justin Ichida describes his research to find new treatments for ALS.
In this video from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Dr. Amy Ryan (Firth) talks about the research from her lab at USC. Dr. Ryan explains how she is using cutting-edge scientific developments, such as gene editing and induced pluripotent stem cells, to help advance research for people with cystic fibrosis, especially for individuals with nonsense and …
USC Stem Cell scientist Zhongwei Li could have gone into the family restaurant business. Instead, he’s dedicated his career to experimenting with a very different set of ingredients: kidney stem cells.
The Translational Imaging Center is not Universal Studios, but it employs custom lights (lasers), cameras and wardrobe (contrast dyes) all to get its mercurial stars (the zebrafish) to perform on cue. The final product: some of the most remarkable motion pictures in science: watching a memory form, real time, in a living brain.
What if we could heal faster? USC Stem Cell scientist Joseph T. Rodgers and colleagues have discovered a way to alert stem cells before injury, so that healing begins sooner and proceeds faster. Animation by Nicholas Dobkin; music by Allen Francisco; presented by The Bridge@USC Art + Science Incubators
USC Stem Cell scientists Lindsey Barske and Joanna Smeeton have received prestigious National Institutes of Health (NIH) Pathway to Independence Awards. Known as the K99/R00, the awards will help them transition from the postdoctoral to the faculty stages of their careers.
Undergraduates share their research experiences in USC Stem Cell laboratories.
Senta Georgia is creating new insulin-producing cells using CRISPR gene-editing technology in her work to cure genetic forms of diabetes.
USC Stem Cell scientist and former professional volleyball player Leonardo Morsut has built a synthetic cellular communication system known as “synNotch.” This system could enable scientists to direct the behavior of cells in useful ways—ranging from killing cancer to regenerating the body after injury.