Andrew McMahon is the W.M. Keck Provost and University Professor, Chair of the Department of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, and Director of the Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research within the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC). McMahon joined USC in 2012 after 19 years at Harvard University where he was the Frank B. Baird Jr., Professor of Science, former chair of the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, and members of the Department of Stem Cells and Regenerative Biology, and a founding principal investigator of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute. McMahon is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the European Molecular Biology Organization, and the Royal Society. Dr. McMahon’s group was the first to identify several key signals coordinating cell interactions directing development of multiple mammalian organ systems. Dr. McMahon’s current research focuses on development, injury and repair of the mammalian kidney to develop approaches to prevent and treat kidney disease.