Lab News


  • September 2018 - Our npj Systems Biology and Applications antibiotics research has been reported by many news media nationally and internationally, including U.S. News & World Report, KCBS-TV Channel 2 News Los Angeles, WebMD, Yahoo News, The Telegraph (UK), Health Day, the Daily Mail (UK), LiveScience, Indo Asian News Service, MSN News, FARS news Agency (Iran), La Prensa Latina, ScienceDaily and Medical News Today, as well as the UC home page.

  • September 2018 - Our ISME paper was featured in SFI Parallax: https://www.santafe.edu/news-center/news/e-colis-adaptation-extreme-temperatures-helps-explain-resistance-certain-drugs

  • September 2018 - Pam gave a talk at the Lake Arrowhead Microbial Genomics meeting

  • September 2018 - The tipping points paper was featured in SFI Parallax: https://santafe.edu/news-center/news/social-animals-have-tipping-points-too

  • August 2018 - The social animals tipping point paper, led by Jonathan Pruitt, was accepted at Proc Roy Soc

  • August 2018 - Pam has been appointed an External Professor at Santa Fe Institute

  • August 2018 - Pam's review of Snowbird has come out in the Quarterly Review of Biology

  • August 2018 - Congratulations to Lewis, his paper was accepted to Computational and Structural Biotechnology

  • August 2018 - In collaboration with Dr. Ayari Fuentes-Hernandez and Dr. Rafael Pena-Miller, our lab has been awarded a UC Mexus CONACYT grant for examining multi-scale approaches to combat the evolution of antibiotic resistance

  • August 2018 - Our lab was awarded a core facilities grant

  • July 2018 - Congratulations to Mauricio, Tina, Natalie, Elif and Rina - their paper was accepted to the ISME journal!

  • June 2018 - Welcome to four new undergraduates as part of the UC-HBCU Pathways to PhDs program: Miles, Emoni, Lakhia, and Jerome. And welcome three new high school students Abigail, Briana, and Sabina.

  • June 2018 - Our junco work with Ellie, Felisha, and Samuel was featured in the UCLA Bruin: https://dailybruin.com/2018/06/06/student-researchers-study-urban-effects-on-uclas-dark-eyed-juncos/

  • June 2018 - Congrats to Tina, Ellie, Felisha, and Samuel who were all awarded reserach grants from UCLA EEB.

  • June 2018 - Congrats to Shaili who was awarded a Whitcome Undergraduate Award for research.

  • June 2018 - Congrats to Elif, Cynthia, Tina, Nina, and Mauricio, their paper was accepted to nature's Systems Biology and Application.

  • June 2018 - Congrats to Deanna, her paper was accepted to EcoHealth.

  • June 2018 - Pam gave a talk at Washington University Tyson Research Center.

  • June 2018 - Welcome to the lab new postdoctoral fellow Portia Mira! In addition to her academic credentials, Portia recently won third place in UCs Grad Slam competition. Congrats Portia!

  • May 2018 - Pam gave a talk at LA Audubon Society.

  • April 2018 - We are so thrilled to announce that Cynthia, Maral, and Cassi have been accepted to medical school, and Ian and Emily have been accepted to PA school! They will all begin their new adventures this summer. Congratulations! We are so happy for you, and we will miss you.

  • March 2018 - Pam gave a “Bench to Bedside” talk at Southwest Care Center Family Medicine in Santa Fe, NM.

  • February 2018 - Pam gave a Santa Fe Institute Slice of Science talk.

  • January 2018 - Pam gave a Santa Fe Institute talk to medical residents.

  • December 2017 - Pam was interviewed by the Atlantic on new strategies to combat drug-resistance. https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/12/curtailing-the-evolution-of-antibiotic-resistant-microbes/548024/ .

  • October 2017 - Pam gave an invited talk at the Keystone Symposium on Antibiotic Resistance.

  • September 2017 - Congrats to Natalie, who was selected as a recipient of the Dean’s Funds Award.

  • September 2017 - Congrats to Jeffrey, his paper was accepted to Avian Conservation and Ecology.

  • September 2017 - Welcome to the Yeh Lab four new PhD students Ellie, Natalie, Dan and Sammy, and three new masters students Samuel, Felisha, and Crystal.

  • July 2017 - Congrats to Natalie who was selected as a trainee for the Systems and Integrative Biology Training Grant at UCLA.

  • July 2017 - Congrats to Nina, her paper on Suppression was accepted by Journal of Antibiotics.

  • July 2017 - Congrats to Nina and our crew of high school students from last summer, their paper got accepted to PeerJ.

  • June 2017 - Pam received an NIH UCLA CTSI KL2 grant for our research on evolution of drug resistance.

  • June 2017 - Pam received a UCOP UC-HBCU grant to continue our Ecological and Evolutionary Medicine: Pathways to PhDs program.

  • June 2017 - Welcome four high school students, Jazmin Trejo, Heba Hajj, Sophie Hefter, and Richard Luu, and two undergraduates Cleo Schoeplein and Michele Wong, to our lab for summer internships.

  • June 2017 - Pam gave the annual keynote address at the Evolution meeting in Portland to the Undergraduate Diversity Symposium.

  • June 2017 - Pam gave an invited talk at the IC2AR meeting (International Conference on Antibiotic Resistance) in Portugal.

  • June 2017 - Pam was interviewed by Australian Broadcasting Corporation http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/scienceshow/looking-for-combinations-of-antibiotics-for-that-knockout-punch/8604966

  • May 2017 - Elif’s paper on higher-order interaction approaches has been accepted to Current Opinions in Systems Biology.

  • May 2017 - Pam's second essay on drug resistance appeared in PharmaFocus.

  • April 2017 - Casey, Elif, Cynthia and Jack’s paper on hidden suppression was accepted to BMC Microbiology.

  • April 2017 – Congratulations to incoming PhD student Sammy on his NSF pre-doctoral fellowship!

  • April 2017 – We are thrilled that all three master's students admitted to the lab, Samuel, Jay, and Felisha, will be joining us in the Fall!

  • March 2017 – We are thrilled that all four PhD students admitted to the lab, Natalie, Ellie, Sammy and Dan C (co-advised with Dan Blumstein), will be joining us in the Fall!

  • March 2017 - Pam's essay on drug resistance appeared in PharmaFocus.

  • March 2017 – Welcome postdoctoral fellow Elif Tekin

  • March 2017 – Welcome postdoctoral fellow Bjorn Ostman

  • February 2017 - Casey and Elif’s paper was featured on UCLA’s website

  • January 2017 - Deanna was accepted to UC Davis vet school! (She was accepted at all 8 schools she interviewed with.)

  • January 2017 - Pam gave a talk at the Symposium for California Experimental Evolution

  • January 2017 - Elif gave a talk on our higher-order interactions work at Santa Fe Institute.

  • January 2017 - Our paper on dawn chorus was accepted in Journal of Avian Biology

  • December 2016 - Pam was nominated by the EEB dept for the UCLA Academic Senate 2017 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award

  • December 2016 - Dan B, Dan C, and Pam were awarded a Sustainable Los Angeles Grand Challenge research grant.

  • December 2016 - Congrats to Deanna who got accepted into Oregon State University Veterinary School, Iowa State, and Western University Vet School! and has many more interviews coming up!

  • December 2016 - Congrats to Gabe Ting who got accepted to USC Medical School!

  • December 2016 - Pam was interviewed by NPR on cave bacteria antibiotic resistance

  • November 2016 - Our Triple drugs paper was accepted in Royal Society Interface

  • October 2016 - Pam and Elif were interviewed on Ozy.com

  • September 2016 - Welcome to our new graduate students, Maral and Ian!!

  • September 2016 - Pam was interviewed by the Atlantic and NPR: http://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/09/stunning-videos-of-evolution-in-action/499136/ http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/09/08/492965889/watch-bacteria-invade-antibiotics-and-transform-into-superbugs

  • September 2016 - Congratulations to Jeffrey Lee, who graduated with his master's!

  • September 2016 - Pam gave a talk at Chalmers University, Sweden.

  • August 2016 - Jeffrey Lee presented his work at the North American Ornithological Conference in Washington D.C.

  • July 2016 - Our paper on re-scaling and three-drug interactions is out in Royal Society Interface