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.
My dearest advisor, mentor, and friend Klaus Schulten passed away today. Words cannot express the sadness. We will miss his pioneering spirit, brilliance, creativity, humor, and warmth. His legacy will continue to advance and inspire our scientific lives!
We organized the First Annual Southern California Cryo-EM Symposium together with the Lander Lab. We had wonderful speakers and a lot of fun. Thanks all for coming!
Elizabeth is a recipient of the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award. Thank you Dr. Collins for funding high risk research!
Elizabeth participates in a workshop hosted by the DOE Biological and Environmental Research Office themed: Technologies for Characterizing Molecular and Cellular Systems Relevant to Bioenergy and Environment.
Our CorrSight arrives. Let the correlative studies begin!
Reika is selected as a finalist for the prestigious PRESTO program of the Japanese Science and Technology Agency. おめでとうございます!
ENLACE high school students, Paulin and Viviana present their research at the symposium and are among 5 teams selected for an interview with San Diego Tribune.
Brett joins the lab as a fellow of the Visible Molecular Cell Consortium between the Olson Lab at TSRI and the Villa Lab at UCSD.