It’s a Small World: Viewing Life with Electrons
with Danielle Jorgens
Wednesday February 7, 2018 at 7:00 PM
Restaurant Valparaiso, 1403 Solano Ave. Albany
A revolution is occurring in biology due to new technologies in the world of electron microscopy. In addition to the monumental advances in the Cryo-EM, which garnered the Nobel Prize last year, a new wave of 3-dimensional imaging is taking over the rest of the electron microscopy field. With these advanced 3D electron microscopes, cells and tissues are being visualized at new depths and complexities; ultimately, revealing never-before-seen structures and how they fit into micro-sized 3D worlds.
Danielle Jorgens is the director of the Electron Microscope Laboratory at UC Berkeley. As director, she leads the EML in its mission to provide high-quality electron microscopy services, education, and training for the UC Berkeley campus, other academic institutions, and private companies at-large. Danielle earned her PhD in Comparative Biochemistry at UC Berkeley studying the ultrastructure of cancer biology. She has spent the last several years at Oregon Health and Science Univ. as a post-doc and then research assistant professor studying a variety of tumors by VolumeEM.