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Mariani Lab members host 360 video tour of USC’s stem cell research center

In this 360 video tour of USC’s stem cell research center, trainees—including a high schooler, an undergraduate, two master’s students, a PhD candidate and a postdoc from the laboratories of Francesca Mariani and Gage Crump—talk about educational opportunities.

Growing hope: New organs? Not yet, but stem cell research is getting closer

If you lose a limb, it’s lost for life. If you damage a kidney, you won’t grow a new one. And if you have a heart attack, the scars are there to stay. But regenerative medicine is poised to change […]

Max Serowoky receives the Roy E. Thomas Foundation Graduate Scholarship

Lab member Max Serowoky has received the Roy E. Thomas Foundation Graduate Scholarship for Summer and Fall 2018. Congratulations!

Armando Garcia wins second place at the Bravo-USC Science and Engineering Fair

Lab member Armando Garcia has won second place at the Francisco Bravo Medical Magnet High School’s Bravo-USC Science and Engineering Fair 2018 for his poster about animal physiology. Congratulations!

Mariani Lab reveals rules for making ribs

Scientists from the lab of Francesca Mariani recently shared a recipe for ribs, and it doesn’t even require barbecue sauce. In a new publication in the journal eLife, first authors Jennifer Fogel from USC, Daniel Lakeland from Lakeland Applied Sciences […]

USC’s stem cell scientists secure the dollars to fight disease

The price of progress is not only the energy and talent of stem cell scientists, but also the research dollars that support their discoveries. In recent months, faculty members have secured numerous grants to support stem cell-based approaches to study […]

Mariani Lab showcased in “Artist & Researcher” exhibition

What happens when you pair 14 artists with 14 USC biomedical researchers? The answer is currently on display at the Hoyt Gallery on the Health Sciences Campus of the Keck School of Medicine of USC. The exhibition “Artist & Researcher” […]

Undergraduate Lynette Lester receives Discovery Scholar distinction

Undergraduate Lynette Lester received the USC Discovery Scholar distinction in recognition of her research accomplishments in the Mariani Lab. The Discovery Scholar distinction honors students who excel in the classroom while demonstrating the ability to create exceptional new scholarship or […]

Undergraduate Jason Hsieh wins a USC Discovery Scholar prize

In recognition of his research accomplishments in the Mariani Lab, undergraduate Jason Hsieh has won a USC Discovery Scholar prize. The Discovery Scholar distinction honors students who excel in the classroom while demonstrating the ability to create exceptional new scholarship […]

Bone defects inspire perfect union between surgeon-scientist and stem cell researchers at USC

As chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, Jay R. Lieberman regularly sees patients with bone defects too severe to heal. This unmet clinical need inspired him to team up with two […]