Our laboratory investigates how stem cells act to adapt and repair the adult brain. Using endogenous neural stem cells as a model system, our approach incorporates principles from neuroscience, stem cell biology, single cell molecular biology, cellular biology and genomics, computational biology, imaging and engineering to unravel brain plasticity. We focus on the reciprocal interaction between neural stem cells and their surroundings during normal, aging, injured and diseased states. Our long-term goal evaluates the capacity of endogenous stem cells to serve as a cellular mediator of neural function and as a therapeutic source of cognitive rejuvenation.
- Michael Bonaguidi speaks at the Hippocampus Provence summer workshop June 2, 2017
- USC’s stem cell scientists secure the dollars to fight disease May 30, 2017
- Albina Ibrayeva will present at the ISSCR 2017 Annual Meeting May 25, 2017
- Ila Dwivedi highlights classmate Nicole Koutsodendris in Commencement profile May 8, 2017
- Lee McMahon awarded Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) fellowship April 25, 2017