Keck School of Medicine of USC


Keck School professors among 5 USC faculty named AAAS fellows

November 29th, 2016|

Five USC scientists have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their academic peers.

AAAS, the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science, began the AAAS Fellows tradition in 1874. The nonprofit organization was founded in 1848.

This year 391 AAAS

New eye pathology lab opens on campus

June 6th, 2016|

One of the few dedicated eye pathology labs in the country has opened at the Keck School of Medicine, providing an important resource for clinical applications, education, and researchers to study the delicate, sometimes very small tissue samples that are common in ophthalmology.

The Ophthalmic Molecular and Immuno-Pathology Lab at the USC Gayle and Edward Roski

Breast, ovarian cancer risk may be associated with sense of smell

October 21st, 2015|

Keck Medicine of USC research discovers BRCA1 mutation in ovaries may influence menstrual cycle activity

The association between menstrual cycle activity and breast and ovarian cancer risk may have an unexpected intermediary – odors.

Keck School of Medicine of USC researchers have discovered for the first time that the estrous cycle (the equivalent of human menstrual cycle)

USC postdocs win Doerr Stem Cell Challenge Grants

July 8th, 2015|

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 each received up to $10,000 in funding to pursue interdisciplinary one-year projects.

“The goal of the

USC researcher plucks hair to grow hair

April 9th, 2015|

If there’s a cure for male pattern baldness, it might hurt a little. A team led by USC Stem Cell Principal Investigator Cheng-Ming Chuong, professor of pathology at the Keck School of Medicine, has demonstrated that by plucking 200 hairs in a specific pattern and density, they can induce up to 1,200 replacement hairs to