USC Stem Cell discovery refreshes the heart

Some people are better than others at recovering from a wounded heart, according to a new USC Stem Cell study published Aug. 7 in Nature Genetics. In the study, first author Michaela Patterson, PhD, a postdoctoral scholar – fellowship trainee at the Keck School of Medicine of USC who works in the laboratory of Henry Sucov, ... Read More »

August 10th, 2017|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Incoming medical students don white coats for the first time

One of medicine’s hallowed traditions was celebrated on a warm August afternoon at the Health Sciences Campus, as the Keck School of Medicine of USC incoming class of medical students donned their white coats for the first time. “Your white coat represents an extraordinary privilege and a solemn responsibility,” said Rohit Varma, MD, MPH, dean ... Read More »

August 7th, 2017|Announcements, Back to School, Keck Net Intranet|

Study: New map may lead to drug development for complex brain disorders

Just as parents are not the root of all their children’s problems, a single gene mutation can’t be blamed for complex brain disorders like autism, according to a Keck School of Medicine of USC neuroscientist. To help researchers see the big picture, Marcelo P. Coba, PhD, created the first map that highlights the brain’s network ... Read More »

August 1st, 2017|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Social media trends give insight into public health concerns

A Leonardo DiCaprio remark at the Academy Awards on climate change goes viral. An emotionally charged drama about teen suicide becomes one of the year’s most talked-about shows on social media. And a popular app has people scouring for critters across the country on their smartphones. USC researcher Jon-Patrick Allem, PhD, MA, cites these stories ... Read More »

August 1st, 2017|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Biologist takes artistic view of science

“Anyone who views something under a microscope or through a telescope will tell you that science is art, and that art is the perfect way to convey science,” said Amanda Kwieraga, MS, an alumna of the Master of Science in Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine program at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. ... Read More »

July 24th, 2017|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|