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July 20, 2017

Call for Applications: The Amgen-USC Scholars Program

The University of Southern California (USC) and Amgen Inc. are pleased to announce the Amgen-USC Scholars Program. This program provides research opportunities and career mentorship for postdoctoral fellows who are interested in academic research as well as biotechnology. These fellows will be co-mentored by USC faculty and Amgen scientists. The program’s research focus will use the most advanced stem cell and regenerative medicine technology in the areas of: neuroscience; skeletal, renal and cardiovascular biology; and metabolism. Read more…

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July 14, 2017

USC alumna Amanda Kwieraga makes paintings from acrylic, wood and stem cell science

By Cristy Lytal

“Anyone who views something under a microscope or through a telescope will tell you that science is art, and that art is the perfect way to convey science,” said Amanda Kwieraga, an alumna of USC’s master of science in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine program. Using acrylic and ink on wood panels, Kwieraga is creating “Art for Science’s Sake,” a series of paintings to convey concepts related to stem cell biology and regenerative medicine. Read more…

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July 12, 2017

Trojan Natasha Natarajan looks to the future of stem cells

By Cristy Lytal

“Everyone in this audience right now, you all started out as a stem cell,” said Natasha Natarajan at the 2017 TEDxUSC conference. “And then your DNA came in, did all the work, and differentiated each group of your stem cells into your muscles, into your heart, into your brain until we get the finished product: you.”

Natarajan’s eyes sparkled as she described the potential of stem cell research—which has been a passion of hers since she was 15 years old. Read more…

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