University of Southern California

McMahon Lab

USC Stem Cell

High school student Richard Lopez gets an early start with stem cell science

Richard Lopez (Phto by Cristy Lytal)

Even though Richard Lopez is still in high school, he can already tell you a thing or two about the ureteric bud, the metanephric mesenchyme and the developing kidney. More impressively, he was familiar with these terms before starting his summer internship in the lab of Andy McMahon, kidney researcher and director of the Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at USC.

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