“What we’ve been involved in is the first purpose-built convergence Science Center. Many of us have talked about convergent science and interdisciplinary science, and as Gary has mentioned, we’ve been very good at building silos and separating things into little individual pegs and boxes. The goal of our Center is to really break free from that and to really start bringing together the different disciplines.”
– Dr. Scott Fraser, Elizabeth Garrett Chair in Convergent Bioscience & Director of Science Initiatives at USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience
Dr. Gary K. Michelson gave opening remarks at the 2023 First Look SoCal Innovation Showcase on June 14, 2023. His introduction set the stage for a panel discussion about the remarkable success in unlocking scientific innovation achieved by teams at the USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience through their collaborative approaches to scientific research.
Ensuring an engaging and thought-provoking conversation, the panel is expertly moderated by Dr. Debbie Lin, VP Strategic Partnerships at Caris Life Sciences. Leading the panel discussion is the brilliant Dr. Scott Fraser, the Elizabeth Garrett Chair in Convergent Bioscience and Director of Science Initiatives at USC Michelson Center. Joining him is the visionary Dr. Francesco Cutrale, CEO of Kulia Labs. Together, they dive into the world of collaborative scientific research and unveil the remarkable breakthroughs achieved through innovative approaches.