Keck School of Medicine of USC

 Keck Research Quarterly

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