César de la Fuente is a University of Pennsylvania presidential assistant professor and leader of the Machine Biology Group. He has appointments in the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Engineering and Applied Science. In June 2020, de la Fuente was selected as the first recipient of the annual Nemirovsky Engineering and Medicine Opportunity (NEMO) Prize. Made possible by a generous gift from Ofer Nemirovsky, EE’79, W’79, PAR’21, the NEMO Prize is focused on supporting early-stage ideas at the intersection of engineering and medicine. Awardees receive $80,000 to support their project.