Dr. Mark Humayun and his team from Keck USC discuss an image on a screen.
Mark Humayun, co-director of the USC Roski Eye Institute, and Michael Bienkowski, assistant professor of physiology and neuroscience medicine, at the USC Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute.


Our professors are national luminaries who research the most important health concerns of our time. They’ve launched the first new Alzheimer’s drug in 20 years, created a retinal implant to help blind patients see, and are using stem cells to regenerate muscle, bone, and cartilage. But they’re not done. With your help, our faculty can achieve what others only dream about. With the necessary funding:

  • We could reduce blindness by 40% in the next five years.
  • In five years, we could implement widespread screening for Alzheimer’s disease starting in middle age.
  • Through drug development at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, we could reduce cancer mortality by 30% across all races and ethnicities.
  • Brain health
  • Heart health
  • Cancer
  • Urology
  • Synthetic biology
  • Genomics
  • AI and informatics
  • Regenerative medicine

Learn more about creating an endowment for research of a specific health concern.