Michael Jakowec, PhD

Michael Jakowec, PhD, joined the faculty of the USC Mann School’s Titus Family Department of Clinical Pharmacy as professor of clinical pharmacy (teaching track) in May 2024. Previously, Jakowec was professor of research neurology at Keck School of Medicine of USC. The primary focus of research in Dr. Jakowec’s laboratory is to better understand the […]

Vsevolod Katritch, PhD

Dr. Katritch is a computational biologist and computational chemist focused on development and application of 3D molecular modeling and bioinformatics tools to explore structure, function and pharmacology of membrane proteins and specifically of the GPCR superfamily. Dr. Katritch received Ph.D. in Biophysics & Molecular Biology from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. Following postdoctoral training […]

Vadim Cherezov, PhD

Vadim Cherezov is a Professor of Chemistry, Physics & Astronomy at the USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience Bridge Institute’s Department of Chemistry. He received his Ph.D. in biophysics in 1997 from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, and completed his postdoctoral studies in the Prof. Caffrey group at The Ohio State University. Research […]

Pinchas Cohen, MD

Pinchas Cohen, MD, is the dean of the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, executive director of the Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center, and holder of the William and Sylvia Kugel Dean’s Chair in Gerontology. He is an expert in the study of mitochondrial peptides and their possible therapeutic benefits for diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and other […]

Pin Wang, PhD

The Wang laboratory focuses on an emerging field of “immunobioengineering” with the aim of employing engineering tools and principles to quantitatively understand the immune system in health and disease and to develop novel molecular and cellular immunotherapies by precisely modulating disease-specific immune responses. The ongoing research research projects include: 1) exploring various strategies to engineer […]

Peter Stephen Conti, MD, PhD

Dr. Conti is a tenured Professor at the University of Southern California with academic appointments in the Departments of Radiology, Biomedical Engineering, and Pharmaceutical Sciences. He received his undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University and medical degree from Cornell University. His Ph.D. in Biophysics was completed at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He is board certified […]

Patrick M Colletti, MD

Patrick M Colletti MD FACNM FSNMMI is Professor of Radiology, Medicine, Biokinesiology and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Nuclear Medicine Program Director and Division Chief at the University of Southern California. He is board certified in radiology, nuclear radiology, and nuclear medicine. He has worked with MRI for 23 years since he became Chief of MRI at […]

Mohamed Abou-el-Enein, MD, PhD, MSPH

Mohamed Abou-el-Enein, MD, PhD, MSPH, has joined the Keck School of Medicine as the inaugural Executive Director of the Joint USC/CHLA Cell Therapy Program. He began his post Jan. 4. Abou-el-Enein will also serve as Director of the new cGMP facility for cell and gene therapy that is under construction in the Norris Research Tower […]

Matthew Thomas Borzage, PhD

Matthew Borzage, PhD, is a faculty researcher at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles with an interest in neurodevelopment focused on the flow of cerebrospinal fluid and blood in the brain. He is Associate Professor of Research Pediatrics at Keck School of Medicine of USC where he completed his doctoral thesis in biomedical engineering, with a focus […]

Kwang Jin Kim, PhD

Kwang-Jin Kim, Ph.D. is Professor of Medicine at the University of Southern California – Keck School of Medicine. He also has secondary appointments in the Departments of Physiology and Biophysics, Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Biomedical Engineering at USC. He received B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electronics Engineering from the Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, […]

Cornelius Gati, PhD

Cornelius Gati is an Assistant Professor of Biology at the Bridge Institute, Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience. He received his Ph.D. in chemistry at the Center for Free-Electron Laser Science in the group of Prof. Henry Chapman at the German Accelerator Laboratory DESY. The focus of his Ph.D. research was the development of the technique […]

Charles E. McKenna, PhD

The McKenna lab is a medicinal chemistry group interested in several specific research areas: DNA repair mechanisms and their potential for cancer therapeutics, design of nucleotide prodrugs for viral infections, selective bromodomain inhibition, and imaging probes for bone disease. The lab is also studying the mechanism of biological nitrogen fixation.

Alan L Epstein, MD, PhD

Alan L. Epstein MD, PhD is a Professor at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California and has over 30 years of experience in the laboratory developing monoclonal antibodies and other reagents for the treatment of cancer. He has published over 150 papers in the field and has filed 25 patents […]

Tony Succar, PhD, MScMed (OphthSc)

Tony Succar, PhD, MScMed (OphthSc), is passionate about applying his regulatory, clinical and translational research experience to teaching regulatory science for pharmaceuticals, biologics, medical devices, and combination products, as well as clinical trial optimization to the next generation of regulatory specialists and clinical trialists. Dr. Succar graduated from The University of Sydney School of Medicine, […]

Jeany Kim Jun, PharmD, MPH, BCACP, APh

Jeany Kim Jun, PharmD, MPH, BCACP, APh

Jeany Kim Jun, PharmD, MPH, BCACP, APh is associate professor of clinical pharmacy at the USC Mann School. In the role of Director of Collaboration and Community Outreach at USC Mann, she will lead the growth of USC Mann’s interprofessional education partnerships and allow integration of student organization outreach activities, with a vision for these […]