USC is committed to solving the “wicked problems” of the modern world, those that are the most intractable and require multiple approaches. The USC Michelson Center for Convergent Biosciences was created to accelerate discoveries from the bench to the bedside. Our goal is to disrupt the barriers between disciplines, and enable a new way of thinking about biomedical discovery and its application. The physical hub of this effort is Michelson Hall, a state-of-the-art research building housing cutting edge technology platforms and the nucleus of our research programs. But the heart and the brains of this effort resides with our pioneering faculty, drawn from a diverse network of scientists, engineers and students.

This group comes from the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, the Keck School of Medicine of USC, as well as the USC School of Cinematic Arts and the Information Sciences Institute. While their methods differ, their goal is the same: to develop real-world solutions to health and medicine in real time to fast track the detection and cure of diseases.