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Welcome, Libere and Ted!

The Morsut Lab is please to welcome two new PhD students to the lab: Libere Ndacayisaba and Kuo-Chang (Ted) Tseng.

Leonardo Morsut featured in video on USC Employee Gateway

Leonardo Morust is featured in the “Video of the Week” on USC Employee Gateway. Check out the video here:

Leonardo Morsut will speak at the 2017 Society of Developmental Biology meeting

Leonardo Morsut will speak at the 2017 Society of Developmental Biology meeting in Minneapolis on Friday, July 14 at 9:15 a.m. His talk is titled “Programming cells to design developmental trajectories with synthetic biology molecular tools,” and will be featured […]

Lab welcomes Marion Johnson and Alexander March

The Morsut Lab is pleased to welcome two new members: Marion Johnson and Alexander March. Marion attended Reed College in Portland, Oregon, where she acquired a bachelor’s degree in biology and completed an undergraduate thesis investigating the role of a […]

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 […]

Leonardo Morsut to speak at CHLA on Wednesday, May 24

Leonardo Morsut will give a seminar at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles on Wednesday, May 24, from noon to 1pm. The topic is “Engineering cells with synthetic biology molecular tools to control their behavior for basic research and regenerative medicine applications.” […]

Leonardo Morsut to moderate a session at mammalian synthetic biology workshop

Leonardo Morsut will be at The Fourth International Workshop on Mammalian Synthetic Biology in Boston from May 6–7. He will moderate a session entitled “Developmental and Regenerative Biology.”

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

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 […]

Leonardo Morsut chairs session at ACS BIOT 2017

Leonardo Morsut is chairing the session “Emerging Technologies–New Tools and Approaches: Molecular and Biochemical Technologies” at the Programming for the Division of Biochemical Technology (BIOT) 253rd American Chemical Society National Meeting, held in San Francisco on April 4, 2017.

Leonardo Morsut to speak at 2017 Society for Developmental Biology West Coast Meeting

Leonardo Morsut will speak at the 2017 Society for Developmental Biology West Coast Meeting, which will be held on March 28-31 at Tenaya Lodget at Yosemite National Park. He will give a talk on Thursday, March 30, about programming cells […]