Breanne Grady MCM ’10 is a Midwestern-Angeleno hybrid who grew up in Indiana but has lived in Los Angeles for the past 13 years. She completed her undergraduate degree at Indiana University and her master’s at USC. She wrote for Indiana Daily Student, Variety and Campus Circle before returning to her science roots, working at Amgen for 11 years. When she’s not busy blogging, reading or watching Game of Thrones, you can usually find her sweating it out at the gym or on the Santa Monica Stairs. An avid animal lover, Grady has three rescue cats named Don Corleone (aka Corly), Richie and Lily.
Stories by Breanne Grady:
Plant-inspired material could help clean up oil spills
USC scientists seek solutions to man-made disasters that have devastating environmental and economic consequences.
Bitcoin frenzy spawns study of its technology at USC Viterbi
The digital cryptocurrency’s value has students trying to understand how blockchain technology works.
Bacteria or virus? Trojan-led startup works on a simple test
Doctors still don’t have a fast and reliable method for diagnosing respiratory infections, but new venture aims at changing that.
How a tumor grows can help researchers predict how it will respond to therapy
USC Viterbi team takes a key step forward in cancer research.
‘Painting’ cancer lets surgeons see the tumor — and remove it
USC Viterbi imaging expert may never see patients, but her work could help save their lives.
From Facebook ‘Rock Star’ to full-time employee
Trojan meets Mark Zuckerberg and lands a position as a research scientist with the tech giant.
Makeathon sole survivors: Teams face 30-hour deadline in USC’s biomedical challenge
This year’s mission: Design devices for a neuromuscular disorder known as ‘foot drop.’
Where others see worthless elements, this professor sees potential sources of energy
USC expert in metallurgy takes simple, seemingly useless elements to make functional materials out of them.
USC Viterbi researcher’s work seeks to help those who really have to go
Team studies tissue regeneration, which could lead to help for millions who grapple with bladder control.
USC center digs into detection and extraction of natural resources
Two researchers develop environmentally responsible best practices for finding oil and gas deep beneath the Earth’s surface.
USC Viterbi students find a common thread between two tragic flights
The undergrads receive an award for a paper on aviation safety.
PhD student finds surprising secret to detecting staph infections earlier
Samantha McBirney discovered a flaw in research on “superbugs.” Staph almost cost NFL superstar J.J. Watt his leg — or worse.
Down but not out with multiple sclerosis
A mailer for USC’s Optimal Living program lands on a woman’s doorstep one day and changes her life.
USC professor helps develop the first stroke rehab guidelines
New evidence-based strategies could improve outcomes for adult stroke survivors.
Foster care children now have a place to get dental care
USC school opens a new pediatric clinic at Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center.
Can pictures prevent carpal tunnel syndrome?
Using sonographic imaging, a USC professor seeks to detect the earliest signs of the disorder.