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.
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)
Oihana Iriondo, the newest Broad Postdoctoral Fellow, studies breast cancer metastasis with the goal of finding better treatments for patients.
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.
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.
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)
Undergraduates share their research experiences in USC Stem Cell laboratories.
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.
USC Stem Cell scientist Rong Lu studies two general questions: how do individual stem cells differ from each other? And second, how do different stem cells work together to maintain proper tissue size and function? Her lab studies these questions in blood-forming stem cells with the goal of controlling tissue regeneration and improving the therapeutic …
Just as there are times when two heads are better than one, there are times when two labs are better than one. Thanks to the new Doerr Stem Cell Challenge Grants, teams of postdoctoral researchers from different USC labs have received up to $10,000 in funding to pursue interdisciplinary one-year projects. Two teams used the …
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 scrm.usc.edu.
Two new studies from Valter Longo indicate that a brief fasting- mimicking diet done periodically reduces disease risk factors and may reverse diseases like diabetes by promoting regeneration.
Meet four junior faculty members from USC Stem Cell. Dr. Megan McCain is engineering stem cell-derived “organ on a chip” models of human heart disease. Dr. Min Yu is developing approaches to target circulating tumor cells to halt the spread of breast cancer. Dr. Joseph T. Rodgers is uncovering signaling networks that coordinate muscle stem …
What are stem cells, and why are they so important? Stem cells are the builders and the repairmen of the world’s most complex construction project: the creation of a human body! Thanks to the seven million California voters who voted Yes on Proposition 71, California’s $3 billion stem cell initiative, California’s scientists are already making …
When you get sick, do you ever wonder where medicines come from? In four minutes, this ‘Clinical Trials 101’ Whiteboard will show you how stem cell therapies go from the lab, all the way to treating actual patients. We’re proud to partner with the International Society for Stem Cell Research on this Whiteboard video.