University of Southern California

Ying Lab

USC Stem Cell

Neural differentiation of embryonic stem cells

Neural stem cells derived from mouse embryonic stem cells (Image courtesy of the Ying Lab)

Neural stem cells derived from mouse embryonic stem cells (Image courtesy of the Ying Lab)

We are using a monolayer differentiation system to investigate the signaling pathways involved in the induction of the neural lineage from embryonic stem (ES) cells.

This could eventually enable us to produce better cells for transplantation into patients with damaged or diseased neural tissue.