UCSD Cryo-EM Facility Update – May 2019

Good morning!

For our May update, we have some exciting news for you. First off, the Titan Krios continues to collect high-quality data for a variety of users on campus, including core EM labs, their collaborators, and four campus labs that have accessed the instrument through our proposal system:

Cryo-EM Access Proposal: https://ucsd.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eXSZN7Ys4yfcMnz

Next, we are actively moving ahead with design and development of the expanded Facility space in the basement of Urey Hall, which will house Titan 2 a second cryo-EM freezing area with Vitrobot, and space for future facility expansion. Stay tuned for more updates on this front.

Finally, we are excited to announce the hiring of a new Cryo-EM facility director. Bob Ashley, current Cryo-EM Facility Manager at the Hormel Institute (University of Minnesota), will be joining us on July 1. We’re tremendously excited to welcome Bob to UCSD!

Until next time…

Kevin Corbett

Chair, UCSD Cryo-EM Facility Users Committee (CMM + Chemistry & Biochemistry)

Kevin Corbett