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, and Rita Allen Foundation.


February 1, 2021

Susan E. Riley award!

January 4, 2021

The DeepCell Kiosk paper is published in Nature Methods!

July 31, 2020

Rita Allen Foundation Scholars award!

May 1, 2020

Uriah joins the lab!

October 14, 2019

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

September 15, 2019

Dylan's pre-print gets updated with new results!

September 1, 2019

One year anniversary!

June 1, 2019

Morgan, Emily, and Nitzan join the lab! Enrico graduates and joins Google.

May 27, 2019

Our review 'Deep learning for cellular image analysis' appears in Nature Methods!

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