USC’s stem cell scientists secure the dollars to fight disease

The price of progress is not only the energy and talent of stem cell scientists, but also the research dollars that support their discoveries. In recent months, faculty members have secured numerous grants to support stem cell-based approaches to study and treat illnesses ranging from osteoarthritis to Alzheimer’s disease to cystic fibrosis. To read more, Read More…

Alerting stem cells to hurry up and heal

Accelerated healing isn’t just for superheroes. A new study in Cell Reports suggests a way that mere mortals can potentially speed their recovery from a wide variety of injuries. “Our research shows that by priming the body before an injury, you can speed the process of tissue repair and recovery, similar to how a vaccine Read More…

USC Stem Cell scientist Joseph T. Rodgers receives grant from the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR)

Wisdom can increase with age, but healing power does not. USC Stem Cell scientist Joseph T. Rodgers is exploring the biology behind this fact, thanks to a grant from the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR). To read more, visit stemcell.usc.edu/2016/12/16/usc-stem-cell-scientist-joseph-t-rodgers-receives-grant-from-the-american-federation-for-aging-research-afar.

What I’m Reading: Joe Rodgers offers a top pick

In a recent issue of Science, Jay Shendure, Alexander Schier and colleagues present an extraordinarily powerful new approach to trace the lineage of cells as they divide within an organism. In this paper, they outline the development of a synthetic genetic barcode that serves as a sort of notebook to record a cell’s history. They Read More…

Joseph T. Rodgers wins Baxter Award

Congratulations to Joseph T. Rodgers on winning a Baxter Award! Since 1959, the Donald E. and Delia B. Baxter Foundation the Baxter Foundation has supported USC medical students and young investigators as they embark on their careers, start independent laboratories and perform the innovative research that will eventually benefit patients. The Baxter Foundation’s mission is Read More…

USC profile features Joseph T. Rodgers

For Joseph T. Rodgers, the path to becoming an assistant professor of stem cell biology and regenerative medicine at USC began in the woods of Ohio. “My dad is a chemical engineer, and he’s always been an outdoorsy person,” said Rodgers. “You just go off in the woods and all that goes along with that Read More…