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Neil Segil hosts 360 video tour of USC’s stem cell research center

In this 360 video tour of USC’s stem cell research center, Dr. Neil Segil welcomes you to the fifth floor.

Louise Menendez receives Travel Award

Louise Menendez receives Travel Award to present at the 2018 ISSCR meeting in Australia in June. Her presentation is titled “Using induced sensory hair cells for high throughput screening to identify otoprotectants.”

Ksenia Gnedeva receives a new NIDCD R21 award

Ksenia Gnedeva receives a new NIDCD R21 award for her project titled “Role of the Hippo-Yap signaling pathway in organ of Corti.”

Ksenia Gnedeva named Broad Fellow

When it came time to select this year’s Broad Fellow, the award committee couldn’t pick just one. Instead, they bestowed the honor on two talented postdoctoral researchers in USC Stem Cell laboratories: heart researcher Michaela Patterson and hearing researcher Ksenia […]

Researchers listen to zebrafish to understand human hearing loss

Can a fish with a malformed jaw tell us something about hearing loss in mice and humans? The answer is yes, according to a new publication in Scientific Reports, involving members of the Segil Lab. To read more, visit

USC’s stem cell scientists secure the dollars to fight disease

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 […]

Haoze Vincent Yu awarded USC Research Enhancement Fellowship

Congratulations to Haoze Vincent Yu, winner of a USC Research Enhancement Fellowship!

What I’m Reading: Postdoc Zlatka Stojanova offers a top pick

Zlatka Stojanova: Usher syndrome is a devastating genetic disorder that causes profound hearing loss, balance disorders and progressive blindness. In the ear, mutations in the Usher 1c (USH1C) gene lead to damage and loss of the inner ear’s sensory cells, […]

Neil Segil speaks at stem cell symposium featuring USC, UCLA and UCSF researchers

Last Friday, scientists from USC, UCLA and UCSF gathered at a symposium to celebrate the tenth anniversary of their three stem cell research centers, established with support from Eli and Edythe Broad and the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM). […]

Congratulations to Vincent Yu and Kate Galloway, winners of the Doerr Stem Cell Challenge Grant

Although it’s not the type of challenge that involves an ice bucket, this year’s Doerr Stem Cell Challenge Grant has brought together two young scientists from different USC labs to tackle ALS. “These $10,000 grants make it possible for our […]