We pair experiments with data-driven modeling to learn about cancer biology and innate immune signaling. This combination is necessary and synergistic: models in systems biology are only as good as the information used to assemble them. As our understanding of biology begins to assemble from information about single proteins, we need quantitative models to understand and even communicate these complex processes.
Graduate Students: There are typically 1–2 openings for graduate students each year. Candidates should apply to the Bioengineering Department and specify interest in working in the Meyer lab in their application.
Undergraduate Students: We are looking for highly motivated undergraduate students to assist with research projects. Students should contact Dr. Meyer for more information.
Postdoctoral Associates: We are accepting postdoctoral researcher applications in multiple areas within the scope of the lab's overall focus. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. degree in bioengineering, chemical engineering, computational biology, or a related quantitative biological sciences field. Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, and references list as a single document to Dr. Meyer.
The lab has been awarded a grant from the NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. This project builds on our model of IgGs binding to effector cells, to predict the effect of antibody combinations. The work is in collaboration with the Nimmerjahn lab at FAU Erlangen, and has has potential application to many diseases and therapies. As part of this funding, we will also participate in a consortium of labs working to improve antibody engineering.
Welcome to Brian Orcutt-Jahns, who is joining the lab for his Ph.D.! Brian is continuing at UCLA where he studied bioengineering.
Congratulations Ryan R on receiving an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship!
The lab has entered a research agreement with Visterra, Inc., to apply a model of the common gamma-chain family cytokines for engineering ligands with new functions. We’re especially excited to turn models into engineered drugs!
Welcome to the first Ph.D. students of the lab, Farnaz Mohammadi and Marc Creixell! Farnaz is joining from University of Tehran where she studied biomedical engineering, and Marc from Imperial College London and MIT where he completed his masters in biomedical sciences.
Congratulations to Ali Farhat on winning a Rose Hills Foundation Fellowship!
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Department of Bioengineering at UCLA
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