HWI Cryo-EM Center Online Lecture by Center Director Jiang
April 22, 2020 at 3:00 PM
Cryo-electron microscopy (Cryo-EM) has been making significant contributions to a broad spectrum of biological problems, including helping scientists to interfere chemically with SARS-CoV-2 and fight COVID- 19. This talk will include a brief review of Cryo-EM as a method in structural biology and showcase examples of how Cryo-EM has revealed novel and deep insights into specific biological questions. It will also include an overview of the new Cryo-EM center at HWI, its technical capacity, services, and potential applications in the near future.
About Qiu-Xing Jiang:
Dr. Jiang is the new Director of Cryo-EM Center at the Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute and the head of the Laboratory of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics. He obtained a B.S. in Biophysics from the University of Science and Technology of China, a M.S. in Cellular Biophysics from the Institute of Biophysics at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and a Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Physiology at Yale University School of Medicine. After his postdoc training at the Rockefeller University in 2007, he became an assistant professor of Cell Biology at the UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He relocated his lab to the University of Florida in 2015, where he was an Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Cell Science and the head of the Laboratory of Cell Physiology and Molecular Biophysics. In late January of 2020, he relocated to Buffalo to set up the new HWI Cryo-EM Center.