Our lab creates in vitro models of human neurodegenerative diseases by converting patients’ skin fibroblasts into disease-affected neural cells. This enables us to screen thousands of drug-like compounds in search of potential therapeutics that slow or stop the degeneration of these cells in petri dishes — and eventually in patients.
- The USC scientist who aims to beat ALS, and the patients cheering him on August 29, 2018
- Justin Ichida hosts 360 video tour of USC’s stem cell research center May 16, 2018
- USC Stem Cell scientist Justin Ichida named inaugural Richard N. Merkin Scholar April 16, 2018