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)
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.
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.
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)
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
As chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, Jay R. Lieberman regularly sees patients with bone defects too severe to heal. This unmet clinical need inspired him to team up with two stem cell biologists, Gage Crump and Francesca Mariani, to find new solutions.
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 …