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Disease modeling: Heart disease in the lab of USC Stem Cell scientist Megan McCain

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.

USC’s Choi Family Therapeutic Screening Facility

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)

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 keck.usc.edu/education/postdoctoral-programs.

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)

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 …

Undergraduate research opportunities at USC Stem Cell

Undergraduates share their research experiences in USC Stem Cell laboratories.

Meet USC Stem Cell scientist and former professional volleyball player Leonardo Morsut

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 scientist Rong Lu studies how stem cells work together

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 …

Doerr Stem Cell Challenge Grants: heart regeneration and cell migration

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

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.

A fasting-mimicking diet reduces disease risk factors in humans and reverses diabetes in mice

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.

Broad gift 10th anniversary video

Tom Vangsness: what are stem cells?

A brief explanation and overview

USC Stem Cell junior faculty

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 …

White board: stem cells 101

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 …

White board: clinical trials 101

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.

Scientists Qi-Long Ying and Austin Smith win the 2016 McEwen Award for Innovation

Researchers Qi-Long Ying from USC and Austin Smith from the University of Cambridge have won the 2016 McEwen Award for Innovation, the highest honor bestowed by the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR). Supported by the McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine, the award recognizes groundbreaking stem cell discoveries that open new avenues of exploration …

White board: HIV/AIDS

How is stem cell research changing the lives of patients with HIV/AIDS? Find out how stem cell research at City of Hope, USC and Sangamo Biosciences, funded by California’s Proposition 71: California’s $3 billion stem cell research citizens’ ballot initiative, is leading to groundbreaking advances in treating HIV/AIDS.

Engineering undergraduates focus on building a microscope for USC’s stem cell research center

A team of five undergraduates from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering have built a specialized microscope as part of the course ENGR 499 Microscope Design and Construction. Called an optical projection tomography (OPT) microscope, the instrument produces three-dimensional images of pea-sized biological samples, such as organs and embryos. This provides a valuable tool that …

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