We Are Getting Ready For The NCCAT Opening Reception

Adding the finishing touches ahead of the opening reception today (Nov 7) from 4-6 PM. Looking forward to share our progress building cryoEM infrastructure & providing nationwide access to cryoEM instrumentation and cross-training with you.

CryoEM Short Courses

NCCAT is accepting applications to our CryoEM short courses that will be held Spring 2020: 1) Single Particle Short Course (March 2-6, 2020) 2) Tomography Short Course (April 13-17, 2020) Find out more:

Carlos and Vishaka’s Story

Vishaka Santosh finally arrived at the New York Structural Biology Center (NYSBC) on Tuesday, February 19 just a few minutes past her Krios loading time. Truly it was remarkable she made it at all, the previous 24 hours had been a lengthy expedition. Vishaka is a post-doctoral fellow in Dr. Carlos Escalante’s lab in the Physiology and Biophysics department at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). They applied to the first cycle in NCCAT’s General User Proposal (GUP) program, which supports single particle cryoEM data collection on one of the Titan Krios instruments at NYSBC. Dr. Escalante’s lab at VCU focuses on the study of the structure and function of proteins and protein-DNA complexes central to transcriptional activation and the initiation of viral DNA [...]

Pramod’s Story

In research science planning an experiment is not unlike chess, it requires a lot of carful advanced planning along with the ability to improvise when something develops differently from what you were expecting. At least that how molecular biologist Pramod Kumar at University of Illinois views its. Pramod was actually a chess champion when he was an undergrad back in India, and the similarities of patience and preparation needed for each is not lost on him. Now, Pramod is a post-doctoral researcher in Professor Claudio Grosman’s lab at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC). There his studies are focused on ion-channel structure. As early as high school Pramod has been interested in membrane proteins and intrigued by their selective permeabilities [...]

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