Internal Funding

Current opportunities

Audrey E. Streedain Regenerative Medicine Initiative Awards for USC-affiliated faculty members pursuing multi-investigator research collaborations related to stem cells — proposals due on October 1

  • 2016–2018: Paula Cannon and Justin Ichida; AAV gene-targeting of the C9ORF72 repeat expansion to rescue neurons in vivo: A novel therapeutic strategy for ALS and FTD
  • 2016–2018: Ram Kumar Subramanyan and Jian Xu; The role of the PRMT1-p53 axis in mediating cardiac fibroblast fate transition in the injured heart

Eli and Edythe Broad Innovation Awards for USC-affiliated faculty members pursuing multi-investigator research collaborations related to stem cells — proposals due each year on September 16

  • 2017: Eun Ji Chung, Larissa Rodriguez and Rong Zhang; Heparin-binding peptide amphiphile hydrogels for urethral regeneration
  • 2016: Justin Ichida, Megan McCain and Dion Dickman; Identifying mechanisms of ALS neuromuscular junction dysfunction using iPSC-derived motor units
  • 2016: Keyue Shen and Rong Lu; Microscale engineering of hematopoietic stem cell niches in a dish

Broad Clinical Research Fellowships for stem cell researchers possessing or training for MD or MD/PhD degrees with the intention of practicing medicine in California — proposals due each year on February 26

  • 2017–2018: Wan Jiao (Co-mentors: Young Kwon Hong, Alex Wong); Exploring a stem cell-based treatment for lymphedema
  • 2017–2018: Roshan Rajani (Mentor: Nuria M. Pastor-Soler); Effects of acid-base status and metabolic status on kidney regeneration in chronic kidney disease
  • 2017–2018: Anthony Squillaro (Mentor: Tracy C. Grikscheit); Optimizing tissue-engineered liver (TELi)
  • 2016–2017: R. Kiran Alluri (Mentor: Jay R. Lieberman); Using genetically manipulated stem cells to treat critical sized bone defects
  • 2016–2017: Gene K. Lee (Co-mentors: Young Kwon Hong, Alex Wong); Exploring a stem cell-based treatment for lymphedema
  • 2016–2017: Christopher Schlieve (Mentor: Tracy C. Grikscheit); Creating stem cell-derived intestines for patients with short bowel syndrome (SBS)
  • 2015–2016: Andre Luis de Castro Abreu (Co-mentors: Inderbir Gill, Janos Peti-Peterdi); Targeting and therapeutically developing a new mechanism of endogenous nephron repair
  • 2015–2016: Victoria Forte (Co-mentors: Julie Lang, Min Yu); Evaluating if circulating cancer cells are present in tumor dormancy candidates
  • 2015–2016: Rodrigo Martínez Monedero (Mentor: Neil Segil); Molecular analysis of mature supporting cells as targets for sensory hair cell regeneration: Acquisition and epigenetic analysis
  • 2015–2016: Kathy Schall (Mentor: Tracy C. Grikscheit); Investigating the role of the Wnt signaling pathway on intestinal adaptation with a novel short bowel syndrome model in zebrafish

Broad Fellowships for exceptional senior postdoctoral researchers at the transition points to starting their own stem cell laboratories — proposals due each year on November 4

  • 2016–2017: Joanna Smeeton (Crump Lab); Endogenous stem cells in cartilage and ligament regeneration
  • 2015–2016: Gabriel R. Linares (Ichida Lab); The role of C9ORF72 protein function in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • 2014–2015: Lori O’Brien (McMahon Lab); Defining the role of the epigenetic regulator Phf19 in nephron progenitor maintenance

Hearst Fellowships for exceptional junior postdoctoral fellows pursuing stem cell research — proposals due each year on July 17

  • 2016–2017: Adnan Chowdhury (Rong Lu Lab); Deciphering the heterogeneous response of hematopoietic stem cells during infection by integrating single cell transcriptome analysis and clonal tracking
  • 2015–2016: Albert Kim (McMahon Lab); Characterization of in vivo and in vitro nephrogenesis

Choi Family Postdoctoral Fellowships for exceptional postdoctoral fellows pursuing stem cell research

  • 2017–2018: D’Juan Farmer (Crump Lab)

Doerr Stem Cell Challenge Grants for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars pursuing interdisciplinary research collaborations related to stem cells — proposals due each year on November 1

  • 2016–2017: Kate Galloway (Ichida Lab) and Haoze (Vincent) Yu; Building a motor neuron enhancer map using ATM-ChIPseq
  • 2015–2016: Ang Li (Chuong Lab) and Yuwei Li (Fraser Lab); Novel imaging studies of bioelectric cues regulating collective behavior of skin progenitor cells
  • 2015–2016: Lindsey Mork (Crump Lab) and Michaela Patterson (Sucov Lab); Utilizing the zebrafish to test the function of a novel GWAS-identified candidate gene in heart regeneration

T32 Training Fellowships in Developmental Biology, Stem Cells, and Regneration for PhD students — applications due each year on July 10

Past opportunities

Regenerative Medicine Initiative (RMI) Awards for USC-affiliated faculty members pursuing multi-investigator research collaborations related to stem cells

  • 2013–2014: Gregor Adams and Fatih Uckun; Impact of CD22ΔE12 genetic defect on fate of lymphoid-biased stem cells in the hematopoietic stem cell niche
  • 2013–2014: Gage Crump, Jay Lieberman and Francesca Mariani; Healing of critical sized bone defects with periosteal dual fate skeletal progenitors
  • 2013–2014: Justin Ichida, Takahiro Ohyama and Neil Segil; Differentiation of inner ear sensory neurons and hair cells through direct reprogramming