Claudia López, PhD

Dr. López is a Research Assistant Professor in the department of Biomedical Engineering and Manager of the Multiscale Microscopy Core (MMC). Her recent research has focused on the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). The major objective of Dr. López' work has been to characterize the mechanism of viral core assembly and identify novel compounds and mechanisms that disrupt the assembly of the virus. She has extensive training in biochemistry, microbiology, molecular biology, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and also DualBeam SEM applications in Life Sciences. In addition to her experience providing imaging services and sample processing, Claudia also trains and advises researchers on instrument usage and sample processing.

Chris Arthur, PhD

Chris Arthur, PhD

Dr. Arthur is the on-site FEI Senior Research Scientist.  His research specialties are in cryo transmission electron microscopy. He has extensive experience in cryo EM specimen prep for single particle analysis, helical crystallization and analysis, 2D crystallography, and electron tomography. Dr. Arthur's graduate work involved the study of synaptic vesicle recycling in cultured hippocampal neurons using transmission and cryo transmission electron microscopy.

Thomas Proctor


Thomas Proctor is an MMC imaging specialist.  He has a bachelors degree in Biology from the University of Oregon.