USC announces the Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience
On January 13, 2014, the University of Southern California President formally announced the philanthropic support of Gary K. Michelson with a generous gift of $50 million toward the USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience, a new building on campus dedicated to convergent bioscience.
Expected to house 20 to 30 principal investigators with laboratories employing hundreds of researchers and students, the faculty and research teams of the USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience will explore new frontiers in medicine and health. Such interdisciplinary collaboration will lead to the development of new life-saving devices and therapeutics.
With cutting-edge flexible labs, a center for electron microscopy and analysis, a nanofabrication facility and a suite of microscopy imaging technology, the 190,000-square-foot facility will tackle the most critical health issues of our time by transforming how research is conducted. Abandoning walls that have separated experts in different disciplines fighting the same disease, science and engineering will come together to improve lives.
Advances in the understanding of living systems spurred by the genome revolution – coupled with improvements in computing technology – will position the USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience as a hub of medical advancement.
The USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience was inaugurated on November 1st, 2017.