Ph. D., Biological Engineering, MIT
B.S., Bioengineering, University of California, Los Angeles
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Applied Math, UCLA
In the Meyer lab, Rui is offering computational and programming support on the growth model project.
Linnet Chang, Undergraduate Researcher
Linnet joined the Meyer lab in October 2018. Apart from lab and classes, she enjoys baking desserts, jamming to music, and being involved in UCLA BMES.
Alison Tran, Undergraduate Researcher
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.