Scott Fraser, Provost Professor of Biological Sciences and Biomedical Engineering and Director of Science Initiatives, works with his team to “eavesdrop” on memories as they’re being made.
Fei Sha believes in the power of convergence. That’s why the associate professor in computer science and Zohrab A. Kaprielian Fellow in Engineering feels so excited about the opening of the USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience, which is funded by a $50 million gift from Dr. Gary Michelson and his wife, Alya. There, Sha will head the Center of Data, Algorithms, and Systems for Health, or DASH, which will apply cutting-edge findings of statistical machine learning to medical science.
USC will offer a new course this Fall, titled: “The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Intellectual Property” through USC Marshall’s Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. The course will provide essential foundation elements in the entrepreneurship and will address the “IP education gap.” A proponent of intellectual property education, innovator, and philanthropist Gary Michelson was pivotal in the Grief Center’s creation of the class. In 2014, Dr. Michelson and his wife, Alya Michelson donated $50 million to fund the USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience.
Gizmodo highlighted research by Raymond Stevens, Saheem Zaidi and Vsevolod Katritch of the USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience on their attempts to stabilize the structure of salvia, a hallucinogenic plant. By altering the molecule’s structure during synthesis, the researchers believe they are able to customize its opiate-like effects with a reduced risk for abuse.
USC President C. L. Max Nikias and and medical innovator and philanthropist Dr. Gary K. Michelson discuss the importance of teaching Intellectual Property to college students.
The renowned USC Dornsife chemist takes part in a panel discussion about the role of Russian science in reshaping global innovation in the years to come.
The inaugural USC Hack for Health event brings together students from across disciplines to find new ways of turning technology against cancer.
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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.