César de la Fuente Named One of GEN’s ‘Top 10 Under 40’
César de la Fuente, assistant professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Microbiology in the Perelman School of Medicine and the Department of Bioengineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, has been listed as one of the top 10 emerging professionals in his field under the age of 40 by GEN, a publication that covers genetic engineering and biotechnology news. The list recognizes up-and-coming leaders in the field of life sciences, both in industry and academia.
De la Fuente, who started at Penn earlier this year, was recognized because he “is pioneering the computerization of biological systems for the development of transformative biotechnologies designed to solve societal grand challenges such as antibiotic resistance.”
GEN made note of de la Fuente’s patents, his doctoral and postdoctoral work in microbiology, and his commitment to improving medical treatment. De la Fuente’s current research combines synthetic biology and computational biology to engineer biological systems that can transform medical tools and therapies, including work on living medicines and artificial antibiotics.