Informatics/Data Services Specialist
Steven Braun joined the Health Sciences Libraries in October 2013 to serve the role of Informatics/Data Services Specialist. He received his B.A. in chemistry and Asian studies in 2011 from St. Olaf College (Northfield, MN), where he carried out research projects focusing on computational analysis of biomolecular structures and methods of molecular visualization, particularly Jmol. Upon graduating from St. Olaf, he was awarded a Fulbright fellowship to live in Japan for one year as a research student at Kyoto University studying computational methods for characterizing protein folding trajectories. After his return to the U.S., he pursued his M.S. in molecular biophysics and biochemistry at Yale University, where he was involved in research projects in computational linguistics and computational neuroscience. His principal research interests reside at the intersection of the natural sciences, big data, and data visualization, and he is enthusiastic about finding novel ways in which to leverage his interests and experiences in creative endeavors with researchers and staff at the University of Minnesota.
EducationM.S., Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry (2013) -- Yale University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
B.A., Chemistry, Asian Studies (2011) -- St. Olaf College