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 grateful for active funding and support from the Division of Biology and Bioengineering at Caltech, The Curci Foundation, the Rita Allen Foundation, the Susan E Riley Foundation, the Pew Heritage Trusts and the Alexander and Margaret Stewart Trust.


June 15, 2021

First in person lab meeting in over a year!

June 15, 2021

Dave is named a Pew-Stewart Scholar for Cancer Research!

March 2, 2021

Noah and Geneva publish a preprint on whole cell segmentation in tissues with deep learning!

February 1, 2021

The lab wins an award from the Susan E. Riley Foundation!

January 4, 2021

The DeepCell Kiosk paper is published in Nature Methods!

July 31, 2020

Dave is named a Rita Allen Foundation Scholar!

May 1, 2020

Uriah joins the lab!

April 1, 2020

Morgan and Emily win honorable mentions for their NSF GRFP proposals!

October 14, 2019

Erick submits the lab's pre-print on cell tracking with deep learning!

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