University of Southern California

Ryan (Firth) Lab

USC Stem Cell

Scientific Overview

Our research focuses on fully understanding the differentiation of specialized airway epithelial cells types from stem and progenitor cells in the human lung. We hope to specify the cellular and molecular mechanisms governing the contribution of these cell types to lung regeneration and, in addition, to elucidate the genetic, epigenetic, cellular and molecular factors contributing to disease development and pathogenesis. Please click on the individual projects for more information.