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Meyer Lab at UCLA

We apply experimental and computational strategies to measure, model, and then therapeutically manipulate cell-to-cell communication, with applications in the development of immune and cancer therapies.



News

Congratulations to Ph.D. students Farnaz Mohammadi and Cyrillus Tan on winning dissertation year fellowships from UCLA Graduate Division! The dissertation year fellowship will fully support them throughout their final year of studies.

Ph.D. students Marc Creixell and Farnaz Mohammadi will be spending the summer in two industry internships. Marc will be at Calico Life Sciences, using high-throughput proteomics to study immuno-oncology. Farnaz will be at Genentech, using modeling to study drug interaction effects within the cell cycle.

Congratulations to Brian, who took top prize at the Los Angeles Bioscience Ecosystem Summit! He presented on the lab’s approach to design exceptionally selective cytokines through multivalency.

Ph.D. student Jackson Chin presented his work in the UCLA QCBio Research Seminar Series. In it, he showed how coupled matrix-tensor factorization can be used to integrate different molecular determinants of MRSA infection outcome.

Welcome to Michelle Loui! Michelle previously studied biomedical engineering at Arizona State University, performing research on a mix of synthetic biology and biomaterials. She is joining the lab for her Ph.D.

Dr. Meyer won the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering’s Northrop Grumman Excellence in Teaching Award. This award recognizes faculty members’ extraordinary contributions to the educational mission of the school.

The lab is saying goodbye to Dr. Catera Wilder, who is leaving UCLA to establish her own lab in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of California, San Fransisco.

Dr. Meyer gave a talk (recording) at the Institute for Computational Medicine’s Distinguished Seminar Series at Johns Hopkins University. In it, he covered several ways in which multi-modal dimensionality reduction has provided the lab with insights into translational and basic biology.

The lab’s recent published research on a new approach for dimensionality reduction of systems serology data has been highlighted by the engineering school.

Welcome to Andrew Ramirez! He previously studied bioengineering at University of California, Davis, performing research on biomaterials. He is joining the lab for his Ph.D. Andrew is an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and UCLA Eugene V. Cota-Robles Fellowship recipient.

Dr. Meyer received an ICIS-Milstein Abstract Award for his presentation at Cytokines 2021. He presented on how multivalency can enhance the selectivity of therapeutic cytokines.

Ph.D. student Brian Orcutt-Jahns presented his work in the UCLA QCBio Research Seminar Series. In it, he showed how multivalency can be used to design exceptionally selective cytokine therapies.

Congratulations to lab alumnus Heather Carmen Mercieca on winning a prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship! Heather is completing her Ph.D. here at UCLA in Professor Elisa Franco’s lab.


Contact

Packages/Lab:

Meyer Lab
410 Westwood Plaza Room #5031
Box 1599
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1599

Mail/Office:

Aaron Meyer
410 Westwood Plaza Room #4121G
Box 1599
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1599
Phone: (310) 794-4821