Stories by Cristy Lytal:
High school student gets an early start in stem cell research at USC
At 17, he’s learning about kidney research and more as a summer intern in the lab of scientist Andy McMahon.
Biologist takes artistic view of science — and the results are stunning
Amanda Kwieraga uses acrylic and ink on wood panels to create “Art for Science’s Sake.”
With the click of a camera, USC professor tracks New York City’s transit development
Photos go to the USC Libraries’ Digital Library, where they will help other researchers analyze neighborhoods near subway stations.
USC researcher looks for a pattern in ALS cases
Kim Staats is drawn to the clinical relevance of research in Justin Ichida’s lab, which explores ALS mechanisms.
Flawed fish jaws shed light on hearing loss in humans
Scientists believe that a zebrafish with a malformed jaw offers revealing findings for colleagues in radiology, audiology and genetics.
Stem cell researcher takes on the brain’s fight against age-related diseases
Kazakhstan native and PhD student Albina Ibrayeva envisions a future where research and medicine advance everyone’s well-being.
USC scientist ‘reprograms’ roving immune cells in Alzheimer’s research
The novel, less invasive approach produces functional nerve cells for patients.
Stem cell scientist defies expectations through sheer determination
Intrigued by medicine as a teen, D’Juan Farmer became the first person in his family to attend college — and now he dreams of running his own lab.
Medical research inspires art
Artists are paired with researchers to produce fascinating work displayed on the USC Health Sciences Campus.
From pro volleyball to biology: USC scientist is at the top of his game
Italy’s Leonardo Morsut walks away from fame and fortune to focus on the emerging field of “synthetic biology.”
USC scientist fishes for stem cell-based arthritis treatments
By studying zebrafish, Joanna Smeeton seeks ways to treat a person’s aversion to cold and pain.
USC projects focus on art, race and place
New initiative launches at a contentious time for politicians and policymakers.
Eli and Edythe Broad add $1 million donation to further stem cell research
The gift will support early-stage research projects at three California university stem cell centers, including USC’s.
Stem Cell Day of Discovery introduces students to USC scientists
Middle and high school students visit labs and tour USC’s stem cell research center, cancer center and Keck Hospital of USC.
USC team gains insight by helping people with broken bones
An unmet clinical need inspires surgeon-scientist to team with stem cell researchers.
Shanghai officials take part in USC Price cultural management program
Four weeks of training include lectures from USC faculty and visits to L.A. hotspots.
USC scientists in different labs take on a neurodegenerative disease
Haoze (Vincent) Yu and Kate Galloway receive grants for a collaborative project that demonstrates their creativity and independence.
Trojan highlights housing, urban development at U.N. conference
USC Price’s Annette Kim talks about the importance of inclusion amid mounting anti-immigrant sentiments.
Hearst Fellow studies how stem cells respond to infection
Adnan Chowdhury ventures into uncharted scientific territory.
USC Price professor reports on L.A. Promise Zone efforts at White House workshop
Gary Painter covers the federal program addressing challenges in areas with persistent poverty.
We are not alone: Fish get arthritis, too
The condition is more widespread in the animal kingdom than scientists suspected, USC study finds.
USC Stem Cell scientist reaches a turning point
NIH Pathway to Independence Award will help Lindsey Barske transition to the faculty stage as she hopes to learn more about human birth defects.
USC Stem Cell lab finds clues on how key gene enables hearing
Researchers examine the stimulation of the inner ear’s sensory cells, which could ultimately help the deaf.
USC Price policy students put analysis into action in high-profile projects around L.A.
Trojans consult for the Chamber of Commerce, L.A. Unified School District and the mayor’s office.