Cutting-edge technology drives discovery
The Georgia Research Alliance invests in cutting-edge research tools at its partner universities to drive innovative research and development. These laboratory discoveries, in turn, often become the platforms on which new companies are created.
Today, two of those investments — advanced cryo-electron microscopes — were unveiled at Emory University.
One of the microscopes, equipped with phase plate technology, is one of only two such instruments in the United States and just a few in the world. Both instruments use cryo-imaging, which offers layer-by-layer views of a frozen specimen, providing ultra-high-resolution.
The instruments will be located at the Robert P. Apkarian Integrated Electron Microscopy Core (located in Emerson Hall), under the supervision of core director Elizabeth R. Wright, PhD, assistant professor of pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine and a Georgia Research Alliance Distinguished Investigator.
“We are excited about establishing Emory as a center for cryo-electron microscopy and looking forward to making these resources available to investigators at Emory and within the region,” Wright says.