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Advisory Board

Prof. Stephen C. Harrison

Harvard Medical School, HHMI

Term: 2005-

As a Giovanni Armenise-Harvard Professor of Basic Medical Sciences at Harvard Medical School and Children’s Hospital Boston and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor, Dr. Harrison studies protein interactions of viruses and antibodies to understand the organization and dynamics of these macromolecular assemblies. Prof. Harrison is the current Chair of the Advisory Board.

Prof. Axel Brunger

Stanford University, HHMI

Term: 2005-

Dr. Brunger is Professor and Chair of the Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology at Stanford University and, since 1995, has been named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator. He studies neurotransmission, vessical trafficking, and membrane fusions using X-ray crystallography and NMR spectroscopy structure determination techniques.

Dr. Tom Terwilliger

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Chair - Term: 2005-

Dr. Terwilliger is a Laboratory Fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory. His research focuses on the development of algorithms for determination of macromolecular structures and determining structures of proteins from pathogenic organisms He is a member of the Phenix software development team.

Prof. Jeffrey Adams

University of Maryland

Term: 2015 - 2016

Dr. Adams studies Lie groups and representation theory as a professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Maryland. He also acts as Policy Coordinator for Information Technology for the math department. He is the head of the Atlas of Lie Groups and Representations Project, which is developing representation theory software for use in research and education.

Prof. Jose-Maria Carazo

National Center for Biotechnology, Spain

Term: 2015 - 2016

Dr. Carazo works in the field of cryo Electron Microscopy and Soft X-ray Tomography with a focus on methods development in image processing. Developments such as XMIPP (an EM software package), ML and MLF (precursors of Relion for EM 3D structure classification), or BioImage (the European project that led to PDB-EMDB –Electron Microscopy Data Base), have been coordinated from his lab. He currently directs the Instruct Image Processing Center in Madrid (the European Strategic Research Infrastructure for Structural Biology).

Prof. Alejandro Buschiazzo

Institut Pasteur de Montevideo, Uruguay

Term: 2015 - 2016

Dr. Buschiazzo is Assistant Professor at the Institut Pasteur de Montevideo in Uruguay where he head the Protein Crystallography Unit. He splits his time between the lab, where his group studies the molecular function of key proteins in cell regulation and pathogenicity, and directing a state-of-the-art Protein Crystallography Core Facility.

Prof. Ming Lei

Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, China

Term: 2015 - 2016

Dr. Lei is Professor at the Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology at the Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He studies how structural changes to chromosomes impact gene expression and cell fate with a focus telomere, telomerase, and chromosomal stability, epigenetic proteins, and the role of the SOSS complex in DNA damage repair.