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Particle shows promise for treating the most deadly type of breast cancer

USC Stem Cell researchers from the laboratory of Min Yu have positive news for patients with triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), the most deadly type of breast cancer. By inhibiting a protein called TAK1, postdoc Oihana Iriondo and her colleagues reduced […]

Min Yu hosts 360 video tour of USC’s stem cell research center

In this 360 video tour of USC’s stem cell research center, Dr. Min Yu introduces you to the first floor, which features art installations and a seminar room.

Alan Wang featured in undergraduate research video

Min Yu speaks at stem cell symposium with USC, UCLA and UCSF researchers

Last Friday, scientists from USC, UCLA and UCSF gathered at a symposium to celebrate the tenth anniversary of their three stem cell research centers, established with support from Eli and Edythe Broad and the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM). […]

Min Yu featured in USC Stem Cell video

Veronica Ortiz receives an NIH F31 fellowship award


What I’m reading: Min Yu offers a top pick

Min Yu: In a recent issue of Cell, William Greenleaf, Monte Winslow and colleagues have characterized differences within primary and metastatic tumors in an engineered mouse model of small cell lung cancer (SCLC). Many patients with SCLC have inoperable metastases […]

Alan Wang receives 2016 USC Provost’s Research Fellowship

Congratulations to lab member Alan Wang on receiving a 2016 USC Provost’s Research Fellowship!

Mostafa Elhodaky and Matthew MacKay will enter PhD programs

Congratulations to lab members Mostafa Elhodaky and Matthew MacKay! Both have been accepted into PhD programs.

Min Yu receives the NIH’s New Innovator Award

As a winner of the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, USC Stem Cell principal investigator Min Yu will strive to develop individualized medicine targeting rare and deadly breast cancer stem cells. The five-year, $2.475 million award is part of the […]