Ph. D., Biological Engineering, MIT
B.S., Bioengineering, University of California, Los Angeles
Aaron is an Assistant Professor of Bioengineering and a member of the Bioinformatics IDP, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, Broad Stem Cell Research Center, and Institute for Quantitative and Computational Biosciences. He strives to learn how we can use computational models to control biological systems and treat disease. Outside of the lab, he can be found consuming anything that might be considered science fiction, reading about the philosophy or history of science, or cycling in the Santa Monica mountains.
Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Tech and Emory University
B.S., Biological Engineering, University of Missouri
Catera Wilder is a postdoctoral scholar who joined the Meyer group working on a collaborative project studying the interferon (IFN) signaling pathway, a key pathway that regulates the innate immune response. Her interest lies in understanding regulatory mechanisms of two IFN families (i.e. type I and III IFNs) that elicit differential physiological functions and expression of interferon-stimulated genes. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends over a good meal and catching up on her favorite TV shows.
M.S., Biomedical Sciences, Imperial College London
B.S., Biotechnology, University of Barcelona
Marc is a Ph.D. student in Bioengineering. While a visiting master’s student in the Yaffe lab at MIT, Marc studied novel functional sites in protein kinases and how cancer mutations perturb these sites in many of them to contribute to malignancy and drug resistance. His interest lies in kinase biology, cellular signal integration, and cancer precision medicine. Outside the lab, Marc enjoys running, nature, and traveling.
B.Sc. Bioelectrical Engineering, University of Tehran
Farnaz joined the lab in September 2018 as a Ph.D. student with an interest in mathematical analysis to study cancer-immune cell communication. In her free time, she likes mountain climbing and watercolor painting.
B.S. Biology & Computer Science, Emory University
Cyrillus is a Bioinformatics Ph.D. student. His research interests include developing computational methods and models to understand biological systems. Aspiring traveler, amateur musician, financial analyst with no actual experience, know-it-all wannabe.
B.S. Bioengineering, University of California, Los Angeles
Brian is a Ph.D. student who joined the lab during Summer 2019. Brian completed his B.S. in Bioengineering at UCLA, where he conducted research as a member of the Kasko group. Brian’s research interests include computational analysis of cellular signaling pathways and their processing dynamics, as well as the utility of these models in the process of drug discovery. His interests outside of the lab include playing soccer, lifting weights, and watching cooking shows.
B.S. Bioengineering, University of Washington
Jackson is a Ph.D. student who joined the lab during Fall 2020. He joins the lab from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory where he researched using metabolomics to predict type 1 diabetes onset. Jackson’s research interests include developing interpretable deep learning methods for understanding the mechanisms of cancer. Outside of lab, Jackson is an avid soccer fan, board game collector, burrito connoisseur, and foodie.
B.S. Cell & Molecular Biology, University of California, Los Angeles
JC joined the Meyer Lab in September 2019. He is currently working with the Cell Lineage team to develop a computational method to characterize cell heterogeneity. Outside of the lab, he enjoys working in YRL to do 3D printing, volunteering with the student organization SPACE, and cooking.
Computer Science, UCLA
Sumedha joined the Meyer Lab in October 2019. She is a member of the team modeling regulation of the Tyro3, AXL, MerTK (TAM) receptors. She is also a member of UCLA BMES and ACM AI Outreach and, in her free time, enjoys drawing, tennis, and sit-coms.
Computational and Systems Biology, UCLA
Shashank joined the Meyer lab in late 2019. He is working on improving cancer drug response predictions through the tensor factorization of cell lines and different regression models. Outside of the lab, he is a part of a neurotech organization called CruX that builds various Brain-Computer Interface projects for neurotech competitions. He also enjoys working out, listening to music, and eating pizza.
Computational and Systems Biology, UCLA
Madeleine joined the lab in January 2020. She is currently working in the Fcγ receptor group, working with systems serology data. Outside of lab and classes, she enjoys running, volunteering with her student organization PAC, and traveling.
Aditya joined the Meyer Lab in January 2020. Besides working on projects for the lab, he enjoys playing volleyball with friends, working out, and learning about trading.
Vedant joined the lab in Spring 2020 and works as part of the tensor factorization team. Outside of the lab, Vedant enjoys hiking, working out, and learning to play the guitar.