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West/Midwest Consortium

The goal of the West/Midwest Consortium for High-Resolution Cryo Electron Microscopy (cryoEM) is to offer our consortium users free access to an existing core facility at UCLA

Members

The West/Midwest Consortium for High-Resolution Cryo Electron Microscopy is an NIH supported user group from 14 cryoEM laboratories at 8 participating institutions primarily in the Western and Midwestern United States (Table).

Most of them are funded in biomedical research projects. These projects address fundamental questions concerning cellular signaling, cytoskeletal networks, DNA replication, RNA editing, protein assembly and neurobiology, as well as practical problems concerning bioterrorism, bacterial and viral infectious diseases and human cancers.

 

Current Members

CyroEm Lab Head

(Institutional PI or Key Personnel)

Institution Region
Mavis Agbandje-McKenna* (Site PI) University of Florida Gainesville, FL
Dmitry Lyumkis (Site PI) Salk Institute La Jolla, CA
Jason Mears Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH
Vera Moiseenkova-Bell* University of Pennsylvania Cleveland, OH
Marc Morais University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston, TX
Michael Sherman (Site PI) University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston, TX
Pheobe Stewart (Site PI) Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH
Chuan Xiao (Site PI) University of Texas at El Paso El Paso, TX
Ricardo A. Bernal University of Texas at El Paso El Paso, TX
Terje Dokland (Site PI) University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, AL
Wei Zhang (Site PI) University of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN
Adam Zlotnick (Site PI) Indiana University, Bloomington Bloomington, IN
Jesper Pallesen Indiana University, Bloomington Bloomington, IN
Suchetana Mukhopadhyay Indiana University, Bloomington Bloomington, IN
Melissa Jurica (Site PI) University of California, Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, CA

 

Previous Members

CyroEm Lab Head

(Institutional PI or Key Personnel)

Institution Region
Andres Leschziner (Site PI) University of California, San Diego La Jolla, CA
David Veesler University of Washington Seattle, WA
Derek Taylor Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH
Jason Mears Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH
Justin Kollman University of Washington Seattle, WA
Liguo Wang (Site PI) University of Washington Seattle, WA

Consortium users who are inactive for extended periods or no longer have need of high-resolution cryoEM would be dropped based on recommendation of the supervisory committee. In these scenarios, time would become available for adding new consortium users. In this regard, the contact MPI and staff will seek and advise potential users in how to become a consortium user and obtain appropriate specimens for high-resolution studies. This way we will ensure a steady flow of new users with new projects to maintain vibrancy of the consortium.

 

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