Introduction

Ben is a postdoctoral fellow at the Laboratory of Systems Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School. His research is at the intersection of systems biology and computer science, and aims to understand how biological cells work and react to drugs and environmental signals using computational approaches. Ben developed INDRA, a software tool which assembles biochemical mechanisms extracted from the scientific literature into explanatory models. He is also working on a human-machine collaborative system which allows scientists to interact with a computer partner to construct and test hypotheses about molecular systems. Ben obtained his Ph.D. in computational systems biology from the National University of Singapore.