Claudia López, PhD
Dr. López is a Research Assistant Professor in the department of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology. 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 that disrupt the assembly of the virus. She has extensive training in biochemistry, microbiology and molecular biology including transmission electron and scanning electron microscopy. Her most recent work on HIV has involved the development of novel fluorescence microscopy and EM methods to dissect the virus assembly pathway. In addition to five years of experience providing imaging services, Claudia also trains and advises researchers on instrument usage and sample processing.
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 is an MMC imaging specialist. He has a bachelors degree in Biology from the University of Oregon.