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Seth AxenI’m a PhD candidate in the Integrative Program in Quantitative Biology (iPQB) and a member of the Sali Lab at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Before that, I was a systems analyst in the Kerfeld Lab at the DOE Joint Genome Institute. My research interests span the broad, growing field of computational biology: the leveraging of computer science and mathematics/statistics in order to solve biological problems. I am currently developing computational approaches to 1) determine conformations of proteins in a probabilistic, data driven fashion and 2) use 3D similarity of small molecules to predict binding to protein targets, in collaboration with the Keiser lab.