Research Week Unites Kindred Scientific Spirits

Having bonded over a shared passion for science and medicine, a group of previously unacquainted high school students laughed their way through a lunchbreak of teen-approved pizza and a fiercely competitive game of Uno.

Student George Phillips III from Harvard-Westlake Upper School in Studio City works on a stem-cell experiment under the watchful eye of his mentor, research associate Dylan West, during Research Week July 22-26 at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles.

Thirteen Southern California high school students worked one-on-one with biomedical scientists to perform stem-cell research July 22-26 during the annual Research Week at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles. The students included: Front row, l. to r.: Sabina Yampolsky, Harvard-Westlake Upper School, Los Angeles; Eva Danesh, Beverly Hills High School; Ryan Tsang, Palisades Charter High School, Pacific Palisades; Chakameh Shakib, Palisades Charter High School; Gila Braun, Notre Dame High School, Sherman Oaks; and Ye Ji Park, Rise Kohyang High School, Los Angeles; Back row, l to r: Isabel Sagheb, Notre Dame High School, Sherman Oaks; Isabel Eggerling, Hamilton High School, Los Angeles; George Phillips III, Harvard-Westlake Upper School, Studio City; Lauren Evans-Katz, Archer School for Girls; Joshua Khorsandi, Beverly Hills High School; Tom Murickan, Diamond Bar High School; HyunBin Lee, John Marshall High School, Los Angeles.