Lila Neahring

2017 Hertz Fellow
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Lila Neahring is a postdoctoral fellow in the Developmental Biology program at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

In the laboratory of Jen Zallen, she studies the mechanical forces and cell behaviors that shape tissues in the developing mouse embryo.

Lila received her undergraduate degree in biology from Stanford University in 2015, where she studied mechanisms of signal transduction and oncogenic mutations in the Hedgehog signaling pathway in the laboratory of Philip Beachy.

She received her PhD from the University of California San Francisco in 2023, where she used the mitotic spindle as a model system to study self-organization in the lab of Sophie Dumont.

As a graduate student, Lila was a fellow of the Hertz Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and a UCSF Discovery Fellow, and her research was recognized with the Biophysical Society’s Student Research Achievement Award (2021) and the Harold Weintraub Graduate Student Award (2023).

Graduate Studies

PhD, University of California, San Francisco
Opposing Forces and Torques Provide Robustness in the Human Mitotic Spindle

Undergraduate Studies

Stanford University

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