Michelson Hall, new hub for groundbreaking biotech research, opens at USC

Michelson Hall – the new home of the USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience – recently opened at USC’s University Park Campus. The new building – with open labs and state-of-the-art technology – brings together engineers and scientists in shared spaces designed to encourage collaborative research.

The new building is the largest at USC’s University Park Campus with 190,000 square feet of laboratory and office space. The $185 million facility houses everything from fabrication and wet labs to conference rooms and research space. It is part of an overall effort to make L.A. a hub for biotech.

Michelson Center researchers are collaborating to solve some of the greatest intractable problems of the 21st century in biomedical science, from a fundamentally new understanding of the human cell to new approaches for cancer, neurological and cardiovascular diseases. The faculty and research teams of the USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience include scientists and engineers from the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, the USC Viterbi School of Engineering and the Keck School of Medicine of USC, representing a long list of research fields ranging from biological science and medicine to physics and engineering.

For more about the newly-opened Michelson Hall and the research by Michelson Center scientists and engineers, read the USC News articles:

–Compiled by USC Stevens Center for Innovation and published December 20, 2017