University of Southern California

Morsut Lab

USC Stem Cell

Cell therapy for regenerative medicine (complex delivery of therapeutics for degenerative disease)

One way of dealing with degenerative diseases is with cell therapy. Right now, the use of therapeutic cells is limited, because the cells use their own receptors to read their environment and then execute therapeutic functions that are not completely under the control of the user. I will use my synthetic sensor/effector pathway in therapeutic cells to sense user-defined degeneration signals and to perform therapeutic actions in a controlled way.