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Meet Leonardo Morsut: Stem cell scientist, synthetic biologist and former professional volleyball player

Photo courtesy of Leonardo Morsut

For USC Stem Cell researcher Leonardo Morsut, the word “set” refers to a collection of scientific data. “Set” is also the prelude to spiking a volleyball over the net—something he used to do for a living as a professional athlete in Italy.

“In my mind, professional volleyball was always a side project,” said Morsut, who played for seven years for the professional teams in his hometown of Padova and in Trentino. “It was science that was the main thing.”

To read more, visit stemcell.usc.edu/2017/04/21/from-professional-volleyball-to-stem-cell-biology-leonardo-morsut-is-at-the-top-of-his-game.

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