New Cryo-Electron Microscopy Centers Help UW Researchers Uncover Mysteries of Life

Thomas Anderson and Anil Kumar lead a tour group through the new cryo-EM facilities.

At the Steenbock Symposium on June 7 and 8, 2022, the University of Wisconsin–Madison Department of Biochemistry opened its doors in celebration of two new research centers that bring to campus advanced biomolecular imaging technology called cryo-electron microscopy.

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Photo: Thomas Anderson, a cellular and molecular biology graduate student working in the lab of biochemistry professor Robert Kirchdoerfer, and Anil Kumar, a research specialist in the cryo-EM centers, explain the inner workings of the Titan Krios cryo-electron microscope to their tour group at the Cryo-Electron Microscopy Research Center. Photo by Michael P. King/UW-Madison CALS