Lila Neahring is pursuing a PhD in the Developmental and Stem Cell Biology program at the University of California, San Francisco.
Lila uses the mitotic spindle as a model system to study self-organization in the lab of Sophie Dumont. She is also fascinated by the origins of multicellularity, and has studied cell division in early-branching animals and their close unicellular relatives during her graduate work.
Lila obtained her undergraduate degree in biology from Stanford University in 2015, where she studied basic mechanisms of signal transduction and oncogenic mutations in the Hedgehog signaling pathway.
Outside of the lab, Lila is an avid rock climber. She co-founded the Stanford climbing team while in college, and enjoys climbing in Northern California and around the world.