Group Members

We are looking for new PhD students to join the team (see openings) !

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David Van Valen

Assistant Professor
email: vanvalen@caltech

  • B.S. in Math and Physics at MIT
  • M.D. at UCLA
  • Ph.D. in Applied Physics with Rob Phillips at Caltech
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship with Markus Covert at Stanford University

William Graf

Software Engineer
email: willgraf@caltech

  • B.S. in Physics at UCSB
  • M.S. at UCLA

Edward Pao

Lab Manager/Staff Scientist
email: epao@caltech

  • B.S. in Chemical Biology at UC Berkeley
  • M.S. in Bioengineering at UCSD

Geneva Miller

Research Assistant
email: gemiller@caltech

  • B.S. in Chemistry and Biology at Harvey Mudd

Brian Chang

Software Engineer
email: bhchang@caltech

Postdoctoral Scholars

Erick Moen

Postdoctoral Scholar
email: emoen@caltech

  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Math, and Journalism at TCU
  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering at USC
  • M.S. in Computer Science at USC
  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering - Electrophysics with Andrea Armani at USC

Nitzan Raizen

Postdoctoral Scholar
email: nitzanr@caltech

  • B.S. in Physics and Mathematics at Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • M.S. in Physics at the Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Ph.D. in Physics at the Weizmann Institute of Science with Nir Gov

Graduate Students

Dylan Bannon

PhD Student
email: bbannon@caltech

  • B.S. in Biology and Economics at MIT

Morgan Schwartz

PhD Student
email: msschwartz@caltech

  • B.S. in Biology at Smith College

Emily Laubscher

PhD Student
email: elaubsch@caltech

  • B.S. in Chemistry at UC Berkeley

Undergraduate Students

Sunny Cui

Caltech (Class of 2020)
email: enricozb@gmail

  • Computer Science

Ayan Bandyopadhyay

Caltech (Class of 2020)
email: abandyop@caltech

  • Computer Science

Jannie Yu

Caltech (Class of 2022)
email: nkoe@caltech

  • Computer Science


Nicolas Quach

Bachelors student
email: nquach@stanford

  • B.S. in Chemistry and Bioengineering at Stanford University

Enrico Borba

Caltech (Class of 2019)
email: enricozb@gmail

  • Computer Science

Jing Ding

Caltech (Class of 2020)
email: jding@caltech

  • Mathematics and Computer Science

Nora Koe

Caltech (Class of 2021)
email: nkoe@caltech

  • Electrical Engineering

Isabella Camplisson

Caltech (Class of 2021)
email: icamplisson@gmail

  • Computation and Neural Systems

Cole Pavelcheck

UCSD (Class of 2019)
email: cpavelch@ucsd

  • Neuroscience and Physiology

Daniel Kyme

Caltech (Class of 2021)
email: ddkim@caltech

  • Computer Science

Friends of the lab

KC Huang

Associate Professor of Bioengineering at Stanford
email: kchuang@stanford

Michael Angelo

Assistant Professor of Pathology at Stanford
email: mangelo0@stanford

Long Cai

Professor of Biology and Bioengineering at Caltech
email: lcai@caltech

Eric Osterman

CEO/Cloud Architect
email: hello@cloudposse

Administrative Support

Abriana Sustaita

Administrative Assistant

Department: Biology and Biological Engineering