Multimedia Archive

Multimedia Archive

Stem cell scientist Giorgia Quadrato joins USC’s brain trust

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)

Meet Oihana Iriondo, USC Stem Cell Researcher and Broad Fellow

Oihana Iriondo, the newest Broad Postdoctoral Fellow, studies breast cancer metastasis with the goal of finding better treatments for patients.

From cavities to cleft palate: A Q&A with USC’s Dr. Yang Chai

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.

How to do a clinical fellowship: Advice from USC Stem Cell clinical fellow Abigail Zamora

Abigail Zamora, a clinical fellow at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, gives advice about becoming a doctor who does research. To learn more, visit

How to do a postdoc: Advice from USC Stem Cell postdoc Jorge Contreras

Postdoc Jorge Contreras gives advice about postdoctoral training. To learn more, visit

How to get a PhD: Advice from USC Stem Cell PhD student Kimberley Babos

PhD student Kimberley Babos gives advice on how to get a PhD. To learn more, visit

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

All about egg freezing: A Q&A with Dr. Richard J. Paulson, USC Fertility

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.

USC Stem Cell scientist D’Juan Farmer named Howard Hughes Medical Institute Hanna H. Gray Fellow

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 …

What 50,000 fish teach us about regenerative medicine

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 from USC’s Master of Science in Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine

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 …

360 video tour of USC’s stem cell research center

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)

USC Stem Cell in 60-seconds: kidney research in the lab of Andy McMahon

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)

Justin Ichida: 2017 Essey Commitment to a Cure Award from the ALS Association Golden West Chapter

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.

Amy Ryan (Firth): Adding tomorrows

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 is writing a recipe for a kidney

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.

Scott E. Fraser: The world’s smallest movie studio

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.

A speedier recovery

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 win NIH Pathway to Independence awards

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.

Undergraduate research opportunities at USC Stem Cell

Undergraduates share their research experiences in USC Stem Cell laboratories.

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