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Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM
Speaker: Karen Davies, Molecular Biophysics and Bioimaging, Berkeley Lab
Talk Title: Cryo-electron Tomography to Understand Nanoscale Structures in Cells
Location: Chemla Room (67-3111)


Biography:

Dr. Karen Davies is a staff scientist in the Molecular Biophysics and Bioimaging Division at Berkeley Lab. She obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Oxford in Biophysics. Using electron cryo-tomography with sub-tomogram averaging together with single particle electron cryo-microscopy, she aims to determining how the structure and organization of proteins in situ influence cellular structure and function. Her lab focuses on understanding the biogenesis of bioenergetic compartments and how the structure of these compartments changes with changing environmental conditions such as light, temperature and nutrient availability.