As the President and CEO of the John Douglas French Alzheimer’s Foundation, Dr. Cheryl Mae Craft shares some important reasons for investing in stem cell research and regenerative medicine at USC. The foundation recently endowed an associate professorship for USC scientist Justin Ichida, who uses stem cells to study neurodegenerative disease. (Video by Sergio Bianco)
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USC Stem Cell scientist Andy McMahon is using human stem cells to create mini-kidney structures known as organoids. His lab is using these organoids to study and find new drugs to treat polycystic kidney disease.
USC Stem Cell scientist Justin Ichida is using patient-derived stem cells to generate nerve cells for studying ALS in the laboratory and to develop new treatments.
USC Stem Cell scientist Megan McCain is using engineering tools and techniques to grow patient-derived heart cells on silicone wafers, mimicking the native structure of this vital organ. Her lab is leveraging this approach to better understand and treat heart disease.
Min Yu is capturing circulating tumor cells from the bloodstreams of breast cancer patients, and growing and studying them in the laboratory. This enables her lab to gain new insights into cancer and to work towards developing less invasive biopsies and more effective treatments for patients.
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 …