Raymond Stevens, Vadim Cherezov, Vsevolod Katrich of the USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience Bridge Institute on October 23rd, 2014. (Credit: Ryan Young)

Raymond Stevens, Vadim Cherezov, Vsevolod Katrich of the USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience Bridge Institute on October 23rd, 2014. (Credit: Ryan Young)

Led by The Bridge@ USC Director Raymond Stevens (left), USC has joined with academic and industry leaders across the Pacific Rim to create a nonprofit organization that will generate high-resolution images of G protein coupled receptors (GPCRs). Professors Vadim Cherezov (center) and Vsevolod “Seva” Katritch (right) will be among those contributing their expertise to help the consortium define the structures of at least 200 GPCRs. This will allow scientists to design pharmaceuticals that more effectively target diabetes, cancer, and mental disorders. (Credit: Ryan Young)