USC Stem Cell postdoctoral trainee Aswathy Ammothumkandy vividly recalls when the tour guide shared the story of Dolly the cloned sheep during her ninth-grade field trip to the regional science center in her home town of Kozhikode, India. From that moment on, Ammothumkandy set her heart on a career in biotechnology.

“I thought that this is a field that could really open a lot of possibilities in biomedicine,” said Ammothumkandy, who performs her research in the laboratory of Michael Bonaguidi, an assistant professor of stem cell biology and regenerative medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.

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