University of Southern California

McMahon Lab

USC Stem Cell

Lab Overview

Our laboratory explores the mechanisms that maintain stem/progenitor cells and regulate their differentiation to mature cell types of different organ systems. By combining genetic and genomic approaches with high resolution imaging, we are aiming to obtain a deeper understanding of stem cell biology and to develop novel therapeutic strategies for regenerative medicine.

Mouse kidney culture for 28 hours, embryonic day 13.0 (Video by Odyssé Michos)
 Mouse kidney culture for four days, embryonic day 11.5 (Video by Odyssé Michos)
Mouse kidney culture for 24 hours, embryonic day 13.0 (Video by Odyssé Michos)
Kidney stem cells (Image courtesy of the McMahon Lab)
Kidney (Image courtesy of the McMahon Lab)
(Image by Lick Pui Lai)
Embryonic mouse at day 10.5 with neurofilament staining (Image by Elisabeth Rutledge)