I am a lab manager and life science research professional in the Newman Lab with a passion for cancer research. I perform both technical and functional experiments to help the team interpret, validate, and refine their computational findings. When I am not doing experiments in the lab, I love spending time with my daughter and close friends.
Chloe Steen, PhD
I am a computational biologist from Norway. I have a B.Sc and M.Sc in Molecular Biology, but switched fields to computational biology for my PhD. My interests lie in studying tumor evolution and heterogeneity, with a special focus on lymphomas. In my spare time I enjoy running and playing board games.
Bogdan Luca, PhD
I am a computational biologist interested in developing analytical frameworks for improving cancer detection, patient stratification and response to therapy. Outside work, I like to explore California’s natural attractions, discover good restaurants with my friends, and attend various social/cultural events.
I am a PhD student in Computer Science. I am interested in decoding molecular biology data to discover insights into the mechanisms underlying human diseases. Outside of research, I love listening to music, playing the piano, and taking photos.
Wubing Zhang, PhD
I am a computational biologist working on single-cell and spatial genomics, transcriptomics, and proteomics. During my PhD, I developed computational methods to understand tumor-immune regulation and targeted protein degradation. During my spare time, I like skiing, snowboarding, playing basketball, and watching comedies.
Jose Juan Almagro Armenteros, PhD
I am a computational biologist from Spain interested in developing machine learning models for stem cell gene expression analysis. My PhD was focused on deep learning models for protein subcellular localization prediction. Outside of work, I enjoy doing functional training, cooking one-pan recipes, and listening to sci-fi audiobooks.
I am a PhD student in Cancer Biology interested in using machine learning to derive biological insights from sequencing data. During undergraduate, I studied tumor-associated lymphangiogenesis and helped develop software to compare laboratory models of cancer to patient tumors. Outside of the lab I enjoy hiking, ballroom dancing, horseback riding and traveling to new places.
I am a PhD student in the Cancer Biology program. My project is to understand how the spatial organization of distinct cell types in the tumour microenvironment influences cell state and contributes to tumour progression. I have a background in tumour evolution and mathematical biology (especially infectious disease modelling). Outside of lab, I play chamber music (violin) and sing lieder.
I am a PhD student in Computer Science. My research focuses on the intersection of deep learning, single-cell and spatial omics, aiming to understand human tissues’ molecular and cellular compositions and translate promising discoveries into the clinic. I love playing basketball, tennis, and reading books during my spare time.
Hyun Soo Jeon
I am a Master's student in Computer Science with a background in biology. My interests lie in utilizing genomics and transcriptomics data to further understand disease mechanisms in humans. Outside of lab, I enjoy traveling and listening to music.
I am a biotechnologist working on stem cell single-cell transcriptomics. Having done wet lab research for most of my studies, I am interested in developing machine learning methods that have the potential of replacing tedious experiments. Outside of work, I enjoy skiing and working on improving my pizza baking skills.