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April 24, 2014
The CIRM Training Program invites applicants to apply for openings at the postdoctoral level.
The Keck School of Medicine of USC, with support from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), has established a comprehensive training program in stem cell biology.
April 23, 2014
Lindsey Mork, postdoctoral scholar in the lab of USC Stem Cell researcher Gage Crump, PhD
By Amy E. Hamaker
Two Keck School of Medicine of USC postdoctoral scholars recently received fellowships from the prestigious A.P. Giannini Foundation. Lindsey Mork, PhD, received her fellowship based on her work with craniofacial development, and Elinne Becket, PhD, received hers for her continuing study of epigenetics and kidney cancer.
The foundation awards six to eight new fellowships annually to physician-scientists and junior researchers for work that advances biomedical science translation into preventions and cures for human diseases. Fellowships are funded for up to a maximum of three years.
April 15, 2014
Songtao Shi, DDS, PhD (Photo courtesy of the Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC)
By Beth Newcomb
Stem cells in bone marrow need to produce hydrogen sulfide in order to properly multiply and form bone tissue, according to a new study in Cell Stem Cell from the Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology at the Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC.
Professor Songtao Shi, DDS, PhD, principal investigator on the project, said the presence of hydrogen sulfide produced by the cells governs the flow of calcium ions. The essential ions activate a chain of cellular signals that results in osteogenesis, or the creation of new bone tissue, and keeps the breakdown of old bone tissue at a proper level.
April 4, 2014
Heinz-Josef Lenz, MD (Image courtesy of USC)
By Amy E. Hamaker
Colon cancer research at USC received a boost from the Southern California-based Dhont Family Foundation, as the foundation renewed its commitment of its $1 million gift to fund Heinz-Josef Lenz’s research in colorectal cancer at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Lenz, MD, who is a principal investigator with USC Stem Cell as well as the associate director for clinical research and co-leader of the Gastrointestinal Cancers Program at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, has conducted several breakthrough research studies.
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