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Susana Cavallero dedicates her heart to vascular stem cell research

Susana Cavallero (Photo by Cristy Lytal)

Pursuing her passion for cardiovascular research, Susana Cavallero has journeyed from her hometown of Polvaredas in Saladillo, Argentina, to Buenos Aires to Los Angeles, where she is an assistant professor of research in the Department of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine at USC.

“My hometown has only 300 people,” she said. “There were no scientists around when I was a kid. But I loved chemistry and biology in high school, and I then decided that I was going to be a scientist.”

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