James Hicks, Ph.D.

Research Professor, Biological Sciences Dr. Hicks is a pioneer of single cell genomics and translational cancer research with a focus in breast and prostate cancer.… Read more »

Scott E. Fraser, Ph.D.

Provost Professor of Biological Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Physiology and Biophysics, Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Pediatrics, Radiology and Ophthalmology Elizabeth Garrett Chair in Convergent… Read more »

 Valery Fokin, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry Valery V. Fokin received his Ph.D. degree in 1998 from the University of Southern California, where he worked under the direction of… Read more »

Stacey Finley, Ph.D.

Gordon S. Marshall Early Career Chair and Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Biological Sciences Stacey D. Finley, Ph.D., is an Associate professor in the… Read more »

Eun Ji Chung, Ph.D.

The Dr. Karl Jacob Jr. and Karl Jacob III Early Career Chair and Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Surgery, and… Read more »

Vadim Cherezov, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry, Physics & Astronomy Vadim Cherezov is a Professor of Chemistry, Physics & Astronomy at the USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience Bridge… Read more »

Andrea Armani, Ph.D.

Ray Irani Chair in Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering-Electrophysics, and Chemistry Andrea Armani… Read more »

What If…


cutting-edge chemistry could accelerate the development of drugs for “incurable” diseases. Image: GPCR illustration

What if…

cancer could be monitored in real time for every patient, providing more effective treatments; Image: Fluid biopsies and targeting of circulating tumor cells

What if…

we could engineer nanomedicines on the spot to target a patient’s specific tumor; Image: Genetically engineered mice cells glow in various color combinations, allowing researchers… Read more »