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Team

The group

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Aaron Meyer, Principal Investigator   

Ph. D., Biological Engineering, MIT
B.S., Bioengineering, University of California, Los Angeles




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Song Yi Bae, Postdoctoral Associate   

Ph.D., College of Pharmacy, Seoul National University
B.S., College of Pharmacy, Ewha Womans University

As a graduate Song Yi focused on identifying biomarkers and mechanisms of acquired EGFR-TKI resistance in non-small cell lung cancer. The TAM receptor AXL being one of her interest in previous work, she joined the team as a postdoc to further explore the role of AXL in drug resistance. She is currently enthusiastic to study the crosstalk between AXL and other RTKs, and search effective strategies to overcome drug resistance. After work, she likes to relax while listening to the radio.


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Edward Richards, Postdoctoral Associate   

Ph.D., Cancer Biology, Moffitt Cancer Center at University of South Florida
B.A., M.S. Biology, Saint Anselm College, Tulane University

Ted has joined the team as a postdoctoral associate. The focus of his previous research has aimed at characterizing the function of noncoding RNAs in breast cancer EMT and metastasis. This experience led to an appreciation that cancer is a systems-level disease. Currently, his research focuses on the dynamic relationship between TAM receptors at the tumor-immune interface, and developing targeted therapies in this context. Outside the lab, his research is directed at all aspects of ice hockey and music.


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Catera Wilder, Postdoctoral Associate   

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.


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Marc Creixell, Graduate Student   

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 at the Koch Institute at MIT under the supervision of Prof. Michael B. Yaffe, 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.


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Farnaz Mohammadi, Graduate Student   

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.


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Moriah Garcia, Development Engineer   

B.S., Biomedical Engineering, Purdue University

Moriah graduated with a BS in BME from Purdue in 2017. She loves finding new places to hike or explore outside and also recently started learning MMA.


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Adam Weiner, Undergraduate Researcher   

Bioengineering, UCLA

Adam joined the Meyer Lab in September 2017 as a member of team cytokine. Outside of the lab and his studies, Adam enjoys playing pick up basketball at the Wooden Center and watching football on the weekends.


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Ali Farhat, Undergraduate Researcher   

Bioengineering, UCLA

Ali joined the Meyer Lab in September 2017 as a member of team cytokine. When not in lab and not studying, Ali enjoys watching MARVEL and DC Superhero shows on Netflix as well as kicking a soccer ball around with his friends.


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Rui Yan, Undergraduate Researcher   

Applied Math, UCLA

In the Meyer lab, Rui is offering computational and programming support on the growth model project.


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Willie Wu, Undergraduate Researcher   

Bioengineering, UCLA

Willie joined the Meyer Lab late December of 2017. Aside from class and lab, he is involved with UCLA BMES and Tau Beta Pi and plays board games in his free time.


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Alison Tran, Undergraduate Researcher

Bioengineering, UCLA

Alison joined the Meyer lab in April 2018. Outside of being in lab, she enjoys going to the beach, traveling, and trying new dessert places.



Former Members

Annelien Zweemer, Postdoctoral Fellow (currently Assistant Professor, Leiden University)

Ryan Robinett, Undergraduate Researcher

Ning Guan, Undergraduate Researcher

Simin Manole, Technical Assistant (currently Technical Assistant, Nedivi Lab)

Colton Stearns, Undergraduate Researcher

Minyi Lee, Undergraduate Researcher

Christina Bray, Undergraduate Researcher

Andrea Meister, Undergraduate Researcher

Caroline Lang, Undergraduate Researcher

Yoshine Saito, Undergraduate Researcher

Nicole Kramer, Undergraduate Researcher

Lyla Atta, Undergraduate Researcher