Yana Safonova, assistant professor of computer science, has been selected to participate in the New York Academy of Sciences 2022 Interstellar Initiative as an early-career investigator.  Safonova’s research areas include studying adaptive immune systems, understanding successes and failures of immune responses, and predicting efficacy of immunizations.

Safonova will attend a three-day virtual event in September in which groups of attendees will work to create a research project proposal that is eligible for funding in early 2023.  Applications for this workshop are by invitation only for researchers specializing in biomedical sciences, life sciences, physical/natural sciences, and biotechnology/analytical technology.

Along with this honor, Safonova was awarded a Data Science Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2017 by UCSD and Intersect Fellowship for Computational Scientists and Immunologists in 2019 by the American Associations of Immunologists.

For more information on the 2022 Interstellar Initiative, click here.