Elizabeth R. Wright

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Professor (also Morgridge Institute for Research)
B.S., Biology, Columbus State University
B.S., Chemistry, Columbus State University
Ph.D., Chemistry, Emory University
Postdoctoral, Structural Biology, California Institute of Technology
Phone: (608) 265-0666
Email: erwright2@wisc.edu

Develops and uses cryo-electron microscopy methods and molecular biology approaches to explore the 3D structures of viruses, bacteria, and mammalian cells. 

The work in the Wright lab uses cryo-EM to investigate the structures of many types of cells. We also develop methods for advancing this technology. The goal is to use this information to aid in the development of novel antimicrobials, therapeutics, and vaccines.