April 17, 2024

CDS Faculty Fellow Ana Fiszbein Receives $1.3M CAREER Grant From NSF

Research is key to making discoveries in data science. It is also critical to spark the interest of the next generation of scientists, ensuring more discoveries are made in the future.

Boston University Assistant Professor of Biology and Computing & Data Sciences Ana Fiszbein’s work does both. To recognize the value and importance of her contributions, the National Science Foundation (NSF) recently awarded their prestigious CAREER Award.

The CAREER Awards support the early career development of junior faculty members who are likely to become academic leaders. The awards recognize faculty members who have the potential to serve as role models in research and education, and to lead advances in their department or organization, and support the nation’s science, mathematics, and engineering capabilities, and promote their use to serve society.

Dr. Fiszbein was an awardee of the MLSC’s Women’s Health Innovation Grants for her project on “elucidating the role of G9a alternative splicing in breast cancer to develop novel targeted therapies”. This program supports institutions that are advancing projects to improve women’s health outcomes. Her project has received over $2 million in follow-on grants.