Department: Computer Science and Engineering
Position: Associate Professor
Address: Packard Lab 328
19 Memorial Drive West
Bethlehem, PA 18015
Areas of Research
- Structural and Computational Biology
Dr. Brian Chen's research focuses primarily on bioinformatics and the development of algorithms that make structural observations to elucidate the structural and chemical properties of interfaces formed by proteins, as they bind to other molecules, to extract information about function and specificity. He is interested in interactive, analytical algorithms that assist biologists seeking to better understand functional mechanisms in proteins, and also unsupervised algorithms that automate the annotation of protein functions and functional components. Recent projects include identifying structural determinants of substrate specificity and structure-based annotation of protein functions.
Dr. Chen served as a postdoctoral research scientist in Barry Honig's Lab at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, and the Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics at Columbia University.
- Ph.D., Computer Science, Rice University
- B.A., Mathematics, Rutgers University
- B.A., Computer Science, Rutgers University