Meet six USC Stem Cell postdocs-turned-professors

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 Read More…

Lab publishes new paper in JCI Insight

Yingxiao (TK) Shi and colleagues in the Ichida Lab developed induced motor neuron (iMN) models from C9ORF72 and sporadic ALS (sALS) patients, which together comprise ~90% of patients. iMNs from C9ORF72 and several sporadic ALS patients share two common defects involving autophagosomes and glutamate receptors. An anticoagulation-deficient form of activated protein C, 3K3A-APC, rescues these Read More…

Lab’s research featured on DOD website

The Department of Defense (DOD), which provides funding for ALS-related research through their Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs, has featured a highlight on their website about the Ichida Lab. Read more at cdmrp.army.mil/alsrp/research_highlights/19Ichida_highlight.