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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Annelien Zweemer, Postdoctoral Associate   

Ph. D., Leiden University

After completion of her graduate work in the field of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology, Annelien joined MIT as a postdoc co-supervised by Aaron Meyer and Doug Lauffenburger. She is currently studying the role of the TAM receptor AXL in cancer biology, with an emphasis on cell migration and treatment resistance. After work she stills her mind on her yoga-mat, and in the weekends she likes to find a wave to surf or a mountain to hike.

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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.

Former Members

Ryan Robinett, Undergraduate Researcher, MIT

Ning Guan, Undergraduate Researcher, Biological Engineering, MIT

Simin Manole, Technical Assistant, MIT

Colton Stearns, Undergraduate Researcher, Computational Biology, MIT

Minyi Lee, Undergraduate Researcher, Computer Science and Molecular Biology, MIT

Christina Bray, Undergraduate Researcher, Biological Engineering, MIT

Andrea Meister, Undergraduate Researcher, Biological Engineering, MIT

Caroline Lang, Undergraduate Researcher, Physics, MIT

Yoshine Saito, Undergraduate Researcher, Undeclared, MIT

Nicole Kramer, Undergraduate Researcher, Biological Engineering, MIT

Lyla Atta, Undergraduate Researcher, Biological Engineering, MIT