Meet six USC Stem Cell postdocs-turned-professors

Lindsey Barske, Michaela Patterson, Joanna Smeeton and Kate Galloway
Only 23 percent of biomedical PhD holders eventually land tenure-track faculty positions, according to a report by the National Institutes of Health Biomedical Research Workforce Working Group. Beating these odds, six postdoctoral trainees from USC’s Department of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine recently landed coveted jobs as tenure-track assistant professors: Lori O’Brien at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Michaela Patterson at Medical College of Wisconsin; Lindsey Barske at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center; Katie Galloway at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); Joanna Smeeton at Columbia University; and Nils Lindstrom at USC.

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