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The faculty job search just got easier, thanks to two USC Stem Cell postdocs

The kick-off seminar focused on how to structure the research statement, an essential component of the faculty application package. Gage Crump, an associate professor of stem cell biology and regenerative medicine, delivered a pithy and practical 15-minute lecture on the subject. “The number one tip is know your audience,” he said. “The people reviewing your

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East LA biotech park could create “explosion of employment”

The competition for biotech investment is escalating, and USC President C. L. Max Nikias wants to make sure Los Angeles emerges a winner. “Los Angeles finds itself falling behind in the race for the future of this increasingly important industry,” Nikias said at an event that brought together community, business and university leaders. The USC

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Keck School to host Howard Hughes Medical Research Fellow

The Keck School of Medicine of USC will host Marta Stevanovic, a third-year student and Robert W. Woodruff Fellow at Emory University School of Medicine, who has been selected by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) as one of this year’s 79 Medical Research Fellows. She will divide her fellowship year between the Keck School

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Meet Postdoc Michaela Patterson, presenter at the ISSCR 2017 Annual Meeting

What is the topic of your presentation at the ISSCR’s 2017 annual meeting? My presentation will focus on natural strategies that the heart uses to repair itself after an injury like a heart attack. It’s generally thought that mammals have little to no ability to regenerate their hearts after heart attack. Instead, patients frequently progress

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Meet PhD student Lisa Nguyen, presenter at the ISSCR 2017 Annual Meeting

What is the topic of your presentation at the ISSCR’s 2017 annual meeting? In most organ systems, regeneration is a coordinated effort that involves many stem cells, but little is known about how individual stem cells compensate for the functional deficiencies of other stem cells. In my presentation, titled “Clonal compensation between hematopoietic stem cells

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A window into the mammalian middle ear (Image by Camilla Teng/Crump Lab)

Researchers listen to zebrafish to understand human hearing loss

Can a fish with a malformed jaw tell us something about hearing loss in mice and humans? The answer is yes, according to a new publication in Scientific Reports. In one of the fascinating twists of evolution, the structures supporting the jaws of ancestral fish gave rise to three tiny bones in the mammalian middle

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Kidney organoid (Image by Tracy Tran/McMcMahon Lab)

USC’s stem cell scientists secure the dollars to fight disease

The price of progress is not only the energy and talent of stem cell scientists, but also the research dollars that support their discoveries. In recent months, faculty members have secured numerous grants to support stem cell-based approaches to study and treat illnesses ranging from osteoarthritis to Alzheimer’s disease to cystic fibrosis. Here are a

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Clockwise from top left: Andy McMahon, Rohit Varma, Jonathan Samet and Donna Spruijt-Metz (Photos courtesy of USC)

NIH funding helps Americans live longer and healthier

The nation’s medical research agency, the National Institutes of Health, funds research to help Americans live longer and healthier. Some 148 Nobel Prize winners have received support from the NIH, demonstrating how instrumental its funding has been to important discoveries that have enhanced health across the life span. More than 80 percent of the NIH’s

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Meet PhD student Albina Ibrayeva, presenter at the ISSCR 2017 Annual Meeting

What is the topic of your presentation at the ISSCR’s 2017 annual meeting? I’m going to talk about neural stem cell (NSC) aging. It’s already known that NSC activity diminishes during aging, but we know much less about the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying this decline in the hippocampus, which is a region of the

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Keck School of Medicine of USC researcher Dr. Jay R. Lieberman has received a $2.2 million NIH grant to fund gene therapy research for enhancing repair of extensive bone injuries.

Keck School of Medicine of USC Receives $2.2 Million NIH Grant to Fund Research on Healing Difficult Bone Injuries

Five-year award will support gene therapy research that could help manage challenging bone repairs Jay R. Lieberman, MD, chair and professor of orthopaedic surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC has received a five-year, $2.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases to

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