13 Sep


Elizabeth attends the Bioscience and Philanthropy Summit at the Allen Institute.  Great location, fantastic science, and very stimulating interactions!

13 Jan

Bacterial Nucleus

In collaboration with the Poglianos and Agard labs, we unveiled how very large viruses affect the cellular machinery of bacteria during infection. The most exciting finding: segregation of the (viral) genetic material inside a shell forming a nucleus-like compartment that  separates transcription and translation!  We used cryo-FIB milling and cryo-electron tomography to reveal the molecular details of this phenomenon.  Read our paper and watch a movie.

The Villa Lab