Collaborations Between Academia and Industry

PhD students are often working on and developing technologies with potential to translate well into market and industry. Every university handles patenting differently, but here at USC, the USC Stevens Center for Innovation accepts all invention disclosures, encourages collaborations with external companies, and aids with licensing the intellectual property (IP) when the technology is ready to be commercialized. After a … Read More

Donating Muscle for Science!!

Every time my collaborator presents our joint research in skeletal and cardiac tissue engineering, he shows a clip of a muscle biopsy to show the audience how he obtains patient samples. As part of a collective that studies muscular dystrophy, he processes these muscle samples in multiple ways: a simple stain to observe native tissue structure, genetic analysis to investigate … Read More