The University of Southern California is committed to accelerating innovation by breaking down boundaries between engineering and the life and physical sciences. Even now, tools initiated in one discipline quickly transfer to another, and what once were distinct disciplines are merging in crucial ways. This convergence is creating a novel paradigm for biological research in the 21st century— one that holds the potential to revolutionize everything from disease intervention and food production to environmental sustainability and energy generation.
The Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience [USC] is the most recent addition to a growing biomedical research hub in Los Angeles. Dr. Michelson’s support comes as at a time when there is a glut of well-trained scientists and engineers across the U.S. and a dearth of appropriate positions in academia and industry.