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When it comes to balancing the immune system, some blood stem cells are better than others

In your body, blood stem cells produce approximately 10 billion new white blood cells, which are also known as immune cells, each and every day. Even more remarkably, if some of these blood stem cells fail to do their part, […]

Mary received a Master’s degree!


Rong Lu hosts 360 video tour of USC’s stem cell research center

In this 360 video tour of USC’s stem cell research center, Dr. Rong Lu walks you through the third floor.

Hoon, Daniel, and Rommel received their bachelor’s degree!


Jiya received a Master’s degree!


Broad Innovation Award winners work to develop cancer immunotherapy

Imagine an ever-renewing source of immune cells that can be engineered to attack cancer and infections. The winners of this year’s Eli and Edythe Broad Innovation Award at USC are already striving to turn this exciting concept into a reality. […]

Rong Lu and Keyue Shen receive NIH R21 Trailblazer Award

Riddle me this: how do you get stem cells to thrive outside of their natural environment? According to Keyue Shen, if all else fails, you can always trick them—with artificially engineered neighbor cells. Shen, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering, […]

Rong Lu teaches course about how to design an experiment

For future scientists, few skills are more essential than the ability to design a good experiment. In a new spring 2018 course, SCRM 517 Historical and Contemporary Stem Cell Research, Professor Rong Lu will impart this important skill to graduate […]

Rong Lu and Qi-Long Ying receive award from L.K. Whittier Foundation

Rong Lu and Qi-Long Ying have received an award from L.K. Whittier Foundation for research on the expansion and characterization of human granulocyte-macrophage progenitors. To read more, visit

Lisa Nguyen presents at ISSCR 2017 Annual Meeting

Ask Lisa Nguyen what gets her blood racing, and her answer will be hematopoietic stem cells, or HSCs. She’ll be presenting about HSCs at the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) Annual Meeting in Boston in June 2017. To […]