Welcome to the Van Valen Lab

We are a new research group in the Department of Biology at the California Institute of Technology. Our goal is to understand how living systems and their respective viruses process information to understand both their internal state and the world around them.

To that end, our group leverages the latest advances in imaging, machine learning, and genomics to measure the interactions between viruses and their hosts (see Research).

We are looking for passionate new students to join the team (more info) !

We are grateful for funding and support from the Division of Biology and Bioengineering at Caltech, Figure Eight, the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, and Google.


December 21, 2018

Dylan submits the lab's first pre-print!

December 7, 2018

Edward and Geneva join the lab!

September 6, 2018

Paper with Leeat Keren and the Angelo lab appears in Cell!

September 1, 2018

The Van Valen lab opens!

May 5, 2018

Dave moves to Caltech!

January 1, 2018

Lab website up and running!

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