The Optical Imaging Facility at USC’s stem cell research center specializes in imaging and analysis of biological material. The facility provides access to powerful microscopes that enable scientists to take high-resolution pictures of stem cells. These include still images and time-lapse videos. Cells or parts of cells can be labeled with fluorescent dyes, which enable …
USC Stem Cell scientist Tom Lozito studies limb and tail regeneration in salamanders and lizards with the long-term goal of developing strategies for improving regeneration in humans. This could help heal bones, relieve arthritis and more.
Learn about the ongoing stem cell-based clinical trials to treat the most common form of age-related blindness, macular degeneration. This public symposium features a team of doctors, scientists and engineers from USC, Caltech, City of Hope and the University of California, Santa Barbara, as well as a patient whose vision improved after participating in the …
Ebony Flowers, the newest Choi Family Postdoctoral Fellow, studies breast cancer metastasis with the goal of finding better treatments for patients.
The Choi Family Therapeutic Screening Facility enables investigators from USC and beyond to improve their understanding of diseases and accelerate the discovery of potential therapeutic drugs. (Video by Sergio Bianco)
Giorgia Quadrato loves a good challenge. That’s why USC’s newest assistant professor of stem cell biology and regenerative medicine currently spends her time growing 3D networks of human nerve cells, called brain organoids, in the laboratory. (Video by Sergio Bianco)
Oihana Iriondo, the newest Broad Postdoctoral Fellow, studies breast cancer metastasis with the goal of finding better treatments for patients.
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 …