Steve Kay elected to the Royal Society of London

(Photo/Noé Montes)

The director of the USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience and the MESH Academy becomes the university’s second faculty member in the prestigious society. (April 18, 2019)

Unmasking Malaria With A Cheap Magnet And A Laser Pointer

Researcher at her microscope
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On NPR’s Joe’s Big Idea, Andrea Armani and Samantha McBirney explain the inspiration behind their work on malaria and their progress toward an inexpensive and effective early-detection device. (January 17, 2019)

Building A Better “CAR”

CAR Info Diagram
(Illustration/Madelin Lum)

A trio of USC Viterbi researchers have unlocked secrets about an engineered protein receptor, known as CAR, that makes cancer-fighting T cells more effective. Assistant Professor Stacey Finley, Professor Pin Wang and Assistant Professor Nick Graham have just published a paper that sheds light on how this new treatment works.

How USC’s Michelson Center is Like a Hollywood Movie

Niema Pahlevan and Ray Matthews 'Movie Poster'
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USC Viterbi Magazine reports that USC’s “largest, most ambitious building is bringing together real life dynamic duos.” The building has brought together engineers, scientists and doctors to solve the biggest health issues of our time. (Fall 2018)

Eun Ji Chung Awarded NIH New Innovator Award

USC Viterbi reported that Eun Ji Chung has received the NIH New Innovator Award. With over $2.4 million in funding from this NIH grant, Chung will develop a new approach to autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). (October 2, 2018)

This Tiny Particle Might Change Millions of Lives

Image/Yekaterina Kadyshevskaya
Image/Yekaterina Kadyshevskaya

USC Viterbi reports that researchers from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering and the Keck School of Medicine at USC have engineered peptide nanoparticles that outsmart the biological system and target kidney cells, an innovation that may prove critical to addressing chronic kidney disease. (August 22, 2018)