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Meyer Lab at UCLA

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.


Opportunities


News

Dr. Meyer spoke about the lab’s work to model antibody effector cell responses at the second annual Antibodies and Complement Conference.

Drs. Meyer and Bae will present at the CSBC’s Inaugural West Coast Symposium.

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!

Dr. Meyer will talk about the lab’s efforts for engineering the activity of large receptor families at OHSU’s Biomedical Engineering Department.

Dr. Meyer will talk about the lab’s efforts to enable large receptor family mapping and manipulation at UIUC’s Department of Bioengineering.

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!

Congratulations to Adam Weiner on winning a prize from the UCLA Internet Research Initiative!

Dr. Meyer will talk about the lab’s efforts to engineer antibody effector function at UC Riverside’s Department of Bioengineering.

Dr. Meyer will speak about the lab’s progress in elucidating and targeting TAM receptor signaling at University of Bergen’s Centre for Cancer Biomarkers series.

A postdoctoral associate position is available in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) to work in the laboratory of Dr. Aaron Meyer. The Meyer lab is an interdisciplinary academic research team that utilizes combined computational and experimental approaches to better understand cancer cell resistance and innate immune signaling. Multiple projects are available within the scope of the lab’s overall focus. A central goal of the lab is to help its members successfully become independent investigators by providing trainees with a supportive environment, close mentorship, and ample resources.

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. degree in Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Computational Biology, or related quantitative biological sciences field. Must have experience in the following technical areas: computational methods and tools for analysis, and statistics; and biological experience in one of the following: molecular biology, immunology, or cancer biology. Applicants with exceptionally strong quantitative backgrounds but relatively less experience in biological sciences will be considered. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills are highly valued. Seek a highly motivated, independent individual with excellent documentation skills; strong interpersonal skills; and the ability to contribute in a multidisciplinary team setting, prioritize and perform multiple tasks in a dynamic environment, and execute detailed technical protocols meticulously.

Interested applicants should submit a short cover letter and CV to Dr. Meyer ([email protected]). This should include a short description of the previous project that they are most proud of (science or non-science) and how it reflects the qualities above.

Congratulations Ted for receiving a postdoctoral fellowship from the American Cancer Society!


Contact

Packages/Lab:

Meyer Lab
University of California, Los Angeles
5031 Engineering V
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Mail/Office:

Aaron Meyer
Department of Bioengineering at UCLA
4121G Engineering V
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Phone: (310) 794-4821