Messenger cells bring good news for bone healing

How do bones heal, and how could they heal better? The answer to these questions may lie in a newly discovered population of “messenger” cells, according to a recent Mariani Lab study published in the journal eLife. To read more, visit stemcell.keck.usc.edu/messenger-cells-bring-good-news-for-bone-healing.

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 and colleagues examine the development of the vertebrate ribcage, which supports the body, protects the Read More…

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 and treat illnesses ranging from osteoarthritis to Alzheimer’s disease to cystic fibrosis. To read more, Read More…

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” showcases the results of these creative collaborations. Barbara Kolo’s abstract representation of the kidney hangs Read More…

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 artistic works. Following graduation, Lynette will start medical school at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Read More…

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 or artistic works. This year, Jason is one of only 10 graduating seniors to receive Read More…