In the last few years there has been a dramatic improvement in the resolution of structures that can be obtained with cryo-electron microscopy.  This is exciting because unlike X-ray crystallography it is not necessary to crystalize a macromolecule or complex in order to perform cryo-EM.  To take advantage of these new advances UNC has purchased a FEI Talos Arctica G3 with a Gatan K3 detector and established a fully staffed core facility that is available to all laboratories on campus.  UNC scientists are using cryo-EM to study membrane proteins, chromatin associated proteins, multi-component enzymes, and proteins from the cytoskeleton.

Faculty who use cryo-EM as a research tool:

Rick Baker
Nick Brown
Jack Griffith
Rob McGinty
Saskia Neher
Matt Redinbo
Kevin Slep