Hescott and Cowen Featured in TuftsNow

Computer scientists Ben Hescott, Lenore Cowen, and Mark Crovella were part of a team that developed a model to better predict the function of proteins by studying their interactions. The discovery could provide biologists with better targets for advancing research in cellular biology.

Their research, conducted together with CS graduate students Mengfei Cao, Hao Zhang, Jisoo Park and Noah Daniels, was published in October in the open-access, peer-reviewed journal PLOS One "Going the Distance for Protein Function Prediction: A New Distance Metric for Protein Interaction Networks" (DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0076339)

Read the full story by Taylor McNeil on TuftsNow.


Assistant Professor Ben Hescott, graduate student Jisoo Park, Professor Lenore Cowen, Boston University Professor Mark Crovella, and graduate students Hao Zhang and Mengfei Cao use computer science to predict protein function. (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University)