Keck School of Medicine of USC

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Exploring DNA mismatch repair: an interview with Guo-Min Li, PhD

July 13th, 2016|

For more than 20 years, Guo-Min Li has conducted research and advanced the field of DNA mismatch repair, earning an international reputation for his discoveries in the specialized arena. He started mismatch repair research when he was a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Paul Modrich, PhD, the James B. Duke professor in the Department

Faculty Spotlight: Amy S. Lee

March 12th, 2015|

Dr. Lee’s major research focus is in the area of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress and, in particular, the ER chaperone proteins GRP78 and GRP94. Dr. Lee was the first to clone human GRP78 and elucidate its regulation and function. The GRPs play essential roles in cellular homeostasis, mammalian development, organ integrity as well as cancer

Faculty Spotlight: David R. Hinton

March 9th, 2015|

Dr. David Hinton’s research is focused on developing novel therapies for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) – the leading cause of irreversible blindness in the elderly. He is approaching this goal in two main ways: (1) restorative cell therapy to replace cells already damaged, and (2) neuroprotection to prevent the retinal degeneration. A primary site of