Yijia Chen

TITLE: Undergraduate Student
EMAIL: cindychen2020@nullg.ucla.edu

Biography

My research focuses on dynamical modeling and data analysis. My main project is to implement computational and modeling techniques to predict the encoding of the information of distinct stimuli in the NF-κB dynamics and the decoding of the dynamics to control gene expression specificity in macrophages. Outside of the lab, I am interested in biotech startups and enjoy swimming, traveling, and playing board games :).

Jianche Liu

TITLE: Visiting Undergraduate Student
EMAIL: jianche.21@nullintl.zju.edu.cn

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I am a junior year dual degree Bioinformatics student in Zhejiang University and the University of Edinburgh. My research interest is in computational simulation and profiling of B-cell antibody repertoire. I love music, traveling and reading.

Julie Reyes

TITLE: Undergraduate Student
EMAIL: juliereyes0508@nullg.ucla.edu

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I am an undergraduate Computational and Systems Biology student currently analyzing chromatin-associated RNA data to determine how initiation rate is affected by prior conditioning.

Chengyuan Li

TITLE: Undergraduate Student
EMAIL: LCY1014@nullucla.edu

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I am an undergraduate student studying Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology. My research involves using mathematical modeling to simulate and interpret B-cell phylogeny.

Caitlin Chheda

TITLE: Undergraduate Student
EMAIL: caitlinchheda2022@nullgmail.com.

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I am a second year UCLA student studying Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics (MIMG). My research involves studying NFkB and MAPK activity in macrophages.

Arya Gharib

TITLE: Undergraduate Student
Website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/arya-gharib/
EMAIL: argharib@nullg.ucla.edu

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I am a second-year undergraduate studying Computer Science, planning on minoring in either Mathematics or Digital Humanities. My work in the Signaling Systems Lab concentrates on using convolutional neural networks to segment electron microscopy images of B-cells.

Jace Gentry

TITLE: Undergraduate Student
EMAIL: jdgentry6@nullg.ucla.edu

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My name is Jace Gentry, a senior at UCLA. I’m majoring in Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics, with a minor in Biomedical Research. I am deeply passionate about the intricacies of the human body and my academic pursuits reflect this interest. Outside the classroom, I’ve honed my practical skills as a phlebotomist, gaining invaluable hands-on experience in the medical field. Balancing the scientific and the artistic, I also play the bass in my spare time, a hobby that provides a counterpoint to my scientific pursuits. Looking ahead, I aspire to apply my passion and skills in the medical field, with my sights set on medical school. My ultimate goal is to specialize in Cardiothoracic or Orthopedic Surgery, where I can make a significant difference in patients’ lives.

David Mastro

TITLE: Undergraduate Student
EMAIL: davidrm3@nullg.ucla.edu

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I am a sophomore studying Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics. My research involves using ordinary differential equations (ODEs) in Matlab to model NF-κB signaling dynamics in macrophages.

Noa Popko

TITLE: Undergraduate Student
EMAIL: npopko@nullg.ucla.edu

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I am a junior studying Computational and Systems Biology. My research currently focuses on understanding how inflammaging affects hematopoiesis by identifying differences in differentially expressed genes with the IκB KO model.

Felicia Wei

TITLE: Undergraduate Student
EMAIL: feliciawei@nullg.ucla.edu

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I am an undergraduate researcher who is studying trained immunity primarily with LPS activation of macrophages and their ability to change T-Cell expression.