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January 28, 2016

USC stem cell researcher Gabriel R. Linares receives Broad Fellowship

Broad Fellow Gabriel R. Linares (Photo by Cristy Lytal)

Broad Fellow Gabriel R. Linares (Photo by Cristy Lytal)

By Cristy Lytal

For this year’s Broad Fellow, Gabriel R. Linares, science is personal.

“I have to say the turning point that spiked my interest in science was when I was in high school, and my grandfather suffered a stroke,” he said. “I remember going to the hospital, and he was just incapacitated. There was not really any effective treatment for him. The need for discovering new medical treatments for these patients stimulated my interest in biomedical research.”

As a Broad Fellow in the USC Stem Cell laboratory of Justin Ichida, Linares is seeking innovative therapies for patients with a different neurological problem: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. In ALS, patients suffer from the death of the cells that transmit signals from the brain to the muscles, called motor neurons, leading to progressive paralysis and usually resulting in fatal respiratory failure within three to five years of diagnosis.

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January 20, 2016

Request for Proposals: Broad Clinical Research Fellows

Human mesenchymal development (Image courtesy of Evseenko Lab)

Early embryonic development (Image courtesy of Evseenko Lab)

A recent gift from the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation established the Eli and Edythe Broad Clinical Research Fellows at USC. There are up to four available positions to support clinical research fellow training. The fellows must have completed their MD or MD/PhD training, currently be in their residency or fellowship program, and hold a license to practice medicine in California.

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