News and Events

USC President C. L. Max Nikias and inventor Dr. Gary K. Michelson discuss the importance of teaching Intellectual Property to undergraduates via The Hill.

Renowned USC chemist Valery Fokin took part in the panel, “Global Science: The View from Russia,” as part of the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in 2017 about the role of Russian science in reshaping global innovation.

Dornsife Students hack hi-tech solution for cancer patients. 

Fei Sha is improving Biomedical Dataset Analysis with Statistical Machine Learning.

Eun Ji Chung, a Gabilan Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering  received a Broad Innovation Award for her research proposal to use biologically inspired scaffolds in urethral tissue generation.

Stacey Finley, a Gabilan Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, was named one of the 2016 Young Innovators of Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering.

Steve Kay was announced to lead the USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience and named Provost Professor of Neurology, Biomedical Engineering and Biological Sciences.

USC News featured the USC Michelson Center for Convergent Biosciences in August. The feature discussed plans both the physical building and the faculty that are primed to fill the interdisciplinary spaces.

Stacey Finley received a Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation for her work in the mathematical modeling of angiogenesis signaling and crosstalk in tumor cells.

Peter Kuhn attended the Cancer Moonshot Summit to fast track research and improve patient outcomes. Read more about Dr. Kuhn’s involvement with the White House.

Carl Kesselman is solving intractable biomedical problems with Discovery Informatics.

The Huffington Post published, “How Can Wearable Technology Improve Cancer Treatment?” Featuring Peter Kuhn.

Peter Kuhn was honored by the Breast Cancer Research Foundation as a recipient of the BCRF award at the annual meeting in NYC in October.

The Department of Defense recommended the implementation of the Kuhn lab-led Analytical Tools to Objectively Measure Human Performance (AtomHP) to President Obama in November. AtomHP assesses in real-time a cancer patient’s experiences from physical, psychological, and environmental factors. It advances the way doctors monitor core dynamics in cancer patients on a regular basis. Please see USC News’ “USC to show how wearable technology can improve cancer treatment as part of White House event.”

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation awarded a $393,000 subcontract to Peter Kuhn for the“Development of a Blood Profiling Atlas to Understand Spatiotemporary Evolution of Breast Cancer in Patients.”

The National Eye Institute awarded the NIH BRAIN initiative grant subcontract for $231,000 to Vsevold Katritch and Vadim Cherezov for the “Structure-guided design of photselectable chanelrhodopsins.” The project employs structure-based molecular modeling and rational design principles to optimize spectral and ion conductivity properties of photoswitchable channelrodopsis with applications in vivo behavioral optogenetics.