PIBBS Director, Dr. Ite Laird-Offringa
Welcome to the PIBBS web site! As you can see, we have fabulous research opportunities for our students. Please visit our faculty web pages to learn more about the wide variety of research topics we study at USC. Our University-wide program focuses on the biomedical and biological sciences in the broadest sense of those words.
In PIBBS we foster outstanding science, collegiality and collaboration; in modern science, the most powerful research is done by interdisciplinary teams of scientists with diverse expertise, who join together to focus on a particular research question.
My goal as PIBBS director is to bring top-notch PhD students to USC, and to see them succeed fabulously as young scientists. Our students lay a strong foundation for their future career, whether that be in an academic setting, in biotech, or any other field related to science.
- PIBBS director since 2008
- I was a postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard Medical School
- My research lab is in the Norris Cancer Center, and focuses on epigenetics and lung cancer.
- I was born in the Netherlands, but have lived in 6 different countries, and speak three languages fluently.