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Wah Chiu, PhD

Wah Chiu, PhD

Cryo-Electron Microscopy Structures of Protein Folding Machines


April 12, 2013, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


Wah Chiu, PhD

Distinguished Service Professor; Alvin Romansky Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Director, National Center for Macromolecular Imaging; Co-Director, W. M. Keck Center for Computational Biology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston


Fralin Biomedical Research Institute, 2 Riverside Circle, Roanoke
2 Riverside Circle, Roanoke, VA 24016

About the Speaker:

Wah Chiu, PhD, is a Distinguished Service Professor and the Alvin Romansky Professor of Biochemistry at the Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Chiu is the director of the National Center for Macromolecular Imaging and the Center for Protein Folding Machinery, and the co-director of W.M. Keck Center for Computational Biology. His research interests are to determine 3-dimensional structures of biological nanomachines by electron cryomicroscopy and computer reconstruction, and to relate the structures to their functional mechanisms. The structural technique he uses complements those of x-ray crystallography and NMR spectroscopy. His laboratory is uniquely equipped with four intermediate voltage electron cryomicroscopes and supercomputer and has pioneered various experimental and computational methods in biological cryo-EM. Dr. Chiu earned his PhD in biophysics from the University of California, Berkeley.

Additional Details

This is a free event. The host is Michael Friedlander, PhD. For more information, please call 540-526-2059.

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