University of California, Santa Cruz
Vanessa Jonsson is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Applied Mathematics and Biomolecular Engineering, and Faculty Affiliate at the Genomics Institute at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Professor Jonsson leads a computational systems immunology research group, focussing on interdisciplinary research combining genomics, data driven modeling and immunology to understand the dynamic interactions between host immunity, human disease and therapy (e.g. cancer immunotherapy, viral infection/antibody response). Vanessa Jonsson completed her PhD in Control and Dynamical Systems at Caltech, where she was co-advised by Richard Murray and David Baltimore, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship jointly between Caltech/UCSF, and a research professorship at City of Hope National Medical Center. She is the recipient of the NIH/NCI K12 award in cancer immunology.