MMRF | USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience

The USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience brings together a diverse network of scientists and engineers from the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, USC Viterbi School of Engineering and Keck School of Medicine of USC to solve some of the greatest intractable problems of the 21st century – from cancer, to neurological disease, to cardiovascular disease.

Fast-tracking the detection and cure of diseases - The team of world-class scientists representing several disciplines – biological sciences, chemistry, computer science, engineering, medicine, nanomedicine, neuroscience, and physics – will be the catalyst that precipitates a sea change in research and development at USC and the world, establishing a model for innovation in precision medicine that quickly translates from the bench to the bedside in the form of new drug therapies, cures, high-tech diagnostics and biomedical devices.

A transformative vision with a generous $50 million gift from retired orthopedic spinal surgeon Gary K. Michelson and his wife, Alya Michelson, the USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience is an opportunity for USC to transform and influence the course of scientific discovery and biomedicine for generations to come.

The faculty and research teams of the USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience are working on new frontiers in medicine and health. Interdisciplinary collaboration is leading to the development of new life-saving devices and therapeutics.

Science and engineering come together to improve lives - The USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience will tackle the most critical health issues of our time by transforming how research is conducted. With this new building, we’re taking down walls that have separated experts in different disciplines fighting the same disease.

A hub of medical advancement - Advances in the understanding of living systems spurred by the genome revolution – coupled with improvements in computing technology – have positioned humanity to make undreamed-of advances in the biological sciences in the near future.

At USC, collaboration will lead the way - With the tools and infrastructure here, USC is becoming a destination for training the world about how convergence can be applied to medicine, science and engineering.

Groundbreaking Research - The faculty and students at the USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience will discover new frontiers in medicine and health. Interdisciplinary teams will work together to better understand health and to develop new life-saving devices and therapeutics.

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