We are pleased to announce that Dr. Rebecca Dillard will be joining NeCEN as an EM scientist. She brings a wealth of expertise in cryo-electron microscopy techniques to NeCEN and Leiden University.
Dr Dillard obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and economics from The University of Alabama, USA. From 2011 to 2013 she worked as a research technician under Professor Wah Chiu at the National Center for Macromolecular Imaging at Baylor College of Medicine, USA, where she was first introduced to cryo-electron microscopy. She then joined Professor Elizabeth Wright’s laboratory at Emory University, USA, for her PhD research in which she studied the interactions between bacterial and mammalian viruses and their host cells using cryo-electron tomography and cryo-correlative light and electron microscopy.
Dr. Dillard will start in September and take part in the cryoEM school that will be held at NeCEN from Oct 22 to Nov 16 to complete her training on Krios machines expert operation.