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Emory University

Dr. Elizabeth Wright
Emory University
Website: electronmicroscopy.emory.edu/People.html

Dr. Elizabeth R. Wright is Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine. She is the Director of Robert P. Apkarian Integrated Electron Microscopy Core (RPAIEMC) at Emory University. She is also a Georgia Research Alliance Distinguished Investigator Director.

Dr. Wright collected the TEM data shown on bacterial samples using phase plates specifically designed for the JEOL TEM by Prof. Kuniaki Nagayama’s lab at the Okazaki Institute for Integrative Bioscience in Japan, the lab that developed the technology. She also collected data in the lab of Dr. Wah Chiu at the National Center for Macromolecular Imaging at Baylor College of Medicine in Texas, a center for excellence in cryo-electron microscopy.

Emory University studies a broad range of biological and soft materials samples such as: infectious viruses; pathogenic and nonpathogenic bacteria; mammalian tissues; self-assembled peptide matrices; and nanoprobes.

For these applications, the JEOL model JEM-2200FS TEM with its in-column energy filter and thin film/electro-static phase plate technology is the showpiece of the expanded EM laboratory.

A JEOL model JEM-1400 is dedicated primarily to conventional EM of sectioned and negatively stained materials. It will also allow users to perform basic tomography on many sample types.