Silvia Crivelli

Silvia Crivelli

Position Title
Associate Researcher

Unit
Computer Science

Bio

Dr. Crivelli’s interests include computational methods for molecular biology that combine high-performance computing, human-computer interaction, and scientific visualization. One primary goal is to design computational tools that allow life sciences and biomedical researchers to model proteins and their complexes and to understand how they perform their functions. She is the PI of the ProteinShop and DockingShop projects (http://proteinshop.org and http://vis.lbl.gov/~scrivelli). A second goal is to use social media to facilitate collaborations among multiple groups to leverage their expertise in the context of protein structure prediction (please visit her blog at http://wefold.wordpress.com and the collaborative project gateway at http://www.wefold.org). She was a postdoctoral fellow at the NERSC and Physical Biosciences Divisions at LBNL from 1997 to 1999 and at the Bioengineering Dept. of the University of California Berkeley from 1999 to 2001. She currently collaborates with Prof. Nelson Max on developing methods for simple abstract representations of large 3D bioimages.