Proteins are the essence of every living organism. Every protein has a well-defined function, and must localize in the cell in order to carry out its function. This information about the protein is encoded in the protein sequence itself. Alex will be working on a project started by Professor King that analyzes protein sequences to look for recurring patterns that are related to protein localization and their function. These observed patterns can then be used to suggest information about new protein sequences. The aim of this project is to make the software publicly available for the biological and biomedical research community.