Before getting her hands dirty in the messy world of biology, Tatyana was pursuing her dream of becoming an astronaut. After completing her degree in electrical engineering, she worked as a signal processing engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). Tatyana volunteered her nights and weekends doing research at Caltech in neuroprosthetics and viral engineering to get a grasp on how engineering is used to probe and fix biology at its core – the cell. She then pursued her passion full time and got a PhD from Caltech where she got a chance to work on cell engineering, adeno-associated viruses, and single-cell RNA sequencing. Tatyana is now a CEO and a Co-Founder of ImYoo Inc. which is working on using single-cell immune profiling to connect people with similar immune profiles to share their health journeys.