Trojans honored as “Heartsaver Heroes” by the American Heart Association

At USC’s Conquest spirit event on Nov. 16, the American Heart Association presented the USC Trojan Family with the Heartsaver Heroes Award in recognition of its lifesaving actions in emergency situations and its commitment to help build a community of Read More »

November 27th, 2023|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

USC Stem Cell doubles the number of scholarships for master’s students

This year, ten students earned scholarships that will enable them to earn a Master of Science degree in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine — one of the only programs of its kind in the United States. Read More »

November 21st, 2023|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

187 new genetic variants linked to prostate cancer found in most ambitious study of its kind

A globe-spanning research team has compiled the most comprehensive list of genetic variants associated with prostate cancer risk — 451 in all, including 187 newly discovered variants — through a whole-genome analysis that ranks as the largest and most diverse Read More »

November 15th, 2023|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Autism-linked gene could impact early stages of human brain development

Until now, scientists interpreted a gene called SYNGAP1 as as only capable of affecting synapses between mature neurons. However, a new study from the Quadrato Lab at USC Stem Cell reveals that certain variations Read More »

November 15th, 2023|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Amy Ross, PhD, named vice chair of the USC Health System Board

Amy Ross, PhD, a USC trustee and alumna, was recently appointed vice chair of the USC Health System Board, of which she has been a member since 2021.

In this role, she will work closely with Leonard D. Schaeffer, chair of Read More »

November 14th, 2023|Announcements, featured, Keck Net Intranet|