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Nature Interviews Penn Medicine’s AI Leader César de La Fuente  

César de la Fuente, PhD, Presidential Assistant Professor at Penn, has significantly advanced the field of antibiotic discovery through his innovative use of computational and AI-assisted techniques. His recent work has pioneered the field of molecular de-extinction, where he explores the potential of molecules produced by extinct organisms to yield beneficial new antimicrobial candidates. Dr. de la Fuente’s lab is a hub of interdisciplinary collaboration, aiming to make impactful contributions to public health and inspire future generations in the sciences, particularly advocating for diversity and the inclusion of underrepresented groups. 

Read Dr. de la Fuente’s in-depth interview with Nature here.

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