Department of Quantitative and Computational Biology at the University of Southern California, USA
Adam MacLean is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Quantitative and Computational Biology at the University of Southern California. Adam studied mathematical physics at the University of Edinburgh, then completed his PhD in systems biology from Imperial College London. He worked as a postdoc at the University of Oxford and the University of California, Irvine, before joining USC in 2019. Adam’s lab at USC seeks to understand how cell fate decisions regulate tissues and organs during development, homeostasis, and cancer. These questions are addressed via the development of new mathematical models and machine learning tools, drawing on recent biological advances in single-cell measurement technologies, and computational advances in Julia for numerical systems biology. His work has appeared in PNAS, Stem Cells, and Cancer Research. He has won multiple fellowships and awards, including an NSF CAREER Award in 2021.