Beadle and Tatum Lecture Biology Seminar Series: Elizabeth Villa, "Opening Windows into the Cell: Bringing structure to cell biology using cryo-electron tomography"

Mon April 1st 2024, 4:00 - 5:00pm
Clark Center
318 Campus Drive, Stanford, CA 94305
Clark Center Auditorium

Elizabeth Villa, Ph.D. is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator and a Professor of Molecular Biology at the University of California San Diego. She completed her Ph.D. in Biophysics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as a Fulbright Fellow and became a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry in Munich. She was recruited to UC San Diego in 2014. Dr. Villa was the recipient of an NIH Director’s New Innovator Award to pursue high-risk high-reward research developing cryo-electron tomography (cryo-ET) and new technological and computational techniques to advance structural cell biology. She was named a Pew Scholar in 2017, and she was selected to become a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator in 2021.