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Justin Ichida, Megan McCain and Dion Dickman win Broad Innovation Award

Justin Ichida, Megan McCain and Dion Dickman have won one of the inaugural Eli and Edythe Broad Innovation Awards in Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine at USC. In their project, they will create a new “organ-on-a-chip” approach for studying […]

Kimberley Babos featured in ISSCR Member Spotlight

Kimberley Babos, a PhD candidate and Ichida Lab member at USC, recently gave an interview to the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) for a Member Spotlight. To read more, visit

Justin Ichida wins New York Stem Cell Foundation award

Some people see an award as remuneration for work well done. Upon being named a New York Stem Cell Foundation – Robertson Investigator, ALS researcher Justin Ichida sees his award as motivation for work still left to do. “If you […]

Kim Staats wins Muscular Dystrophy Association Development Grant

Congratulations to Kim Staats on her Muscular Dystrophy Association Development Grant.

Gabriel R. Linares receives Broad Fellowship

For this year’s Broad Fellow, Gabriel R. Linares, science is personal. “I have to say the turning point that spiked my interest in science was when I was in high school, and my grandfather suffered a stroke,” he said. “I […]

Justin Ichida and Paula Cannon win Audrey E. Streedain Regenerative Medicine Initiative Award

Two collaborative teams within USC Stem Cell are developing new approaches that could eventually help patients with heart disease, frontotemporal dementia and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The teams are the winners of the Audrey E. Streedain Regenerative Medicine Initiative Awards, […]

Lab receives $300,000 Muscular Dystrophy Association grant

Ten percent of all patients with two neurodegenerative diseases — frontotemperal dementia (FTD) and amyolateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease — possess a mutation in the same gene. Justin Ichida, assistant professor of Stem Cell Biology and […]

Kate Galloway wins an NIH F32 postdoctoral fellowship

Congratulations to Kate Galloway, who has won an NIH F32 postdoctoral fellowship.

Lab receives $1.5 million ALS Therapeutic Development Award

USC Stem Cell researcher Justin Ichida has marshaled the expertise of pharmaceutical company Sanofi and start up DRVision Technologies along with $1.5 million in federal funding to find new drugs to fight amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease. […]

Lab co-authors study in Neuron

Yingxiao (TK) Shi, Shaoyu (Sebastian) Lin and Justin Ichida co-authored a December 17 study in Neuron about the most common genetic mutation associated with both amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD). In the study, the authors demonstrated that […]