In the article “How Nanci Ryder’s ALS Fight Sparked a Medical Breakthrough” in The Hollywood Reporter, Justin Ichida gives an update on the lab’s progress.
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ALS and frontotemporal dementia (FTD) are two neurodegenerative diseases with a toxic relationship, according to a new USC Stem Cell study published in Nature Medicine. In the study, Yingxiao TK Shi and Shaoyu Sebastian Lin in the laboratory of Justin […]
The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation has awarded two $125,000 grants to early-stage scientific investigations at USC’s stem cell research center. The projects are among eight winners of the $1 million Fund for Innovative Stem Cell Research, established by the […]
The ALS Association Golden West Chapter will recognize USC Stem Cell researcher Justin Ichida with the 2017 Essey Commitment to a Cure Award for his outstanding achievements in the fight against ALS. The award will be presented at the 2017 […]
Verge Genomics announces a multi-institution collaboration with Columbia University, MGH, USC and the University of Michigan to advance ALS research
Verge Genomics, a drug discovery company utilizing genomic data for neuroscience therapeutics, announced today that it is has established a multi-institution industry-academic collaboration with four top universities focused on accelerating the translation of preclinical models of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) […]
USC postdoctoral researcher Kim Staats, PhD, found her calling when a childhood neighbor was diagnosed with ALS, a paralyzing and fatal neurodegenerative disease. At the time, Staats was pursuing bachelor’s and master’s degrees in kinesiology at Free University Amsterdam (Vrije […]
The price of progress is not only the energy and talent of stem cell scientists, but also the research dollars that support their discoveries. In recent months, faculty members have secured numerous grants to support stem cell-based approaches to study […]
Justin Ichida explores Alzheimer’s disease, with support from the John Douglas French Alzheimer’s Foundation
About 15 percent of the cells in our brains are scavengers—roving immune cells known as microglia that remove infectious agents, damaged neurons and plaques. USC Stem Cell scientist Justin Ichida is taking a close look at the role of microglia […]
As part of the Countdown to Commencement series, stem cell master’s student and Ichida lab member Nicole Koutsodendris is currently featured in a profile written by her classmate Ila Dwivedi. To read more, visit stemcell.usc.edu/2017/05/08/countdown-to-commencement-nicole-koutsodendris-aims-to-succeed-where-neurological-medications-fail.