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As the Hearst Fellow, Peter Fabian studies small fish in a big pond

During his career as a developmental biologist, Hearst Fellow Peter Fabian has studied many kinds of fish—from bichir and sturgeon, to gar and medaka. However, his favorite is the zebrafish, the current focus of his postdoctoral training in the USC […]

Gage Crump earns an $8 million NIH Award for Sustaining Outstanding Achievement in Research

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has recognized USC scientist Gage Crump with an Award for Sustaining Outstanding Achievement in Research—an eight-year, $8 million grant to support the development of stem cell-based treatments for patients with craniofacial diseases. “Perhaps the […]

Lindsey Barske and Joanna Smeeton embark on the Pathway to Independence

USC Stem Cell scientists Lindsey Barske and Joanna Smeeton have received prestigious National Institutes of Health (NIH) Pathway to Independence Awards. Known as the K99/R00, the awards will help them transition from the postdoctoral to the faculty stages of their […]

Natasha Natarajan featured in undergraduate research video

Joanna Smeeton wins NIH Pathway to Independence Award

After her breakthrough discovery that zebrafish can be used to study arthritis, postdoctoral fellow Joanna Smeeton has received a prestigious National Institutes of Health (NIH) Pathway to Independence Award. Known as the K99/R00, the award will help her transition from […]

Natasha Natarajan looks to the future of stem cells

“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 […]

Gage Crump and Denis Evseenko receive award from L.K. Whittier Foundation

Gage Crump and Denis Evseenko have received an award from L.K. Whittier Foundation for research on stimulating endogenous chondrocyte progenitors to repair arthritic joints. To read more, visit stemcell.usc.edu/2017/07/07/whittier-foundation-backs-new-group-of-research-projects.

Lindsey Barske and Michaela Patterson launch “Preparing for the faculty job search”

“I think we’re all here for the same reason,” said Michaela Patterson, a postdoc in the Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at USC. “We’re considering applying for faculty jobs, and we’re at a […]

Meet Lindsey Barske and Michaela Patterson, winners of the Doerr Stem Cell Challenge Grant

Researchers listen to zebrafish to understand human hearing loss

Can a fish with a malformed jaw tell us something about hearing loss in mice and humans? The answer is yes, according to a new publication in Scientific Reports, involving members of the Crump Lab. To read more, visit stemcell.usc.edu/?p=4968.