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La Conner alum researches COVID-19, HIV

If science requires solving complex problems one step at a time, a La Conner alumnus is among those setting the pace when it comes to the vital on-going study of viruses, stem cells and gene therapy.

Nick Llewellyn, a 1998 high school graduate, is a member of the research team at the acclaimed Paula Cannon Lab at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, where he has been engaged in critical studies involving both HIV and COVID-19.

“My work over the past year,” Llewellyn told the Weekly News Sept. 18, “has been about evenly split between my HIV project, studying how HIV affects the...


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