David M. Belnap, PhD
- Cryogenic Electron Microscopy and Three-Dimensional Reconstruction (cryo-EM)
- Structural Biology
- Virus Assembly
- Tobacco mosaic satellite virus
- Departments: Biochemistry - Research Associate Professor
Academic Office Information
Sorenson Molecular Biotechnology Building
36 S. Wasatch, Room: 2501
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Research StatementI am interested in the structure, function, assembly, and disassembly of viruses and cellular macromolecules. I am particularly interested in using structural techniques to understand virus cell-entry, assembly, and evolution. My primary research tool is cryogenic electron microscopy and three-dimensional reconstruction (cryo-EM). I am also interested in improving cryo-EM techniques. I currently serve as the director of the Electron Microscopy Core Laboratory at the University of Utah, where I work with many to help them image their samples. I am happy to be of service to them.
|Postdoctoral Fellowship||National Institutes of Health
|Doctoral Training||Purdue University
|Undergraduate||Brigham Young University
- Masner MT, Garrett T, Wood AK, Croshaw J, Sanz-Garcia E, Belnap DM (2009). "Mechanically Mounted Tweezers, Cryogenic-Atmosphere Extender, and Tweezers-Transfer Device for the FEI™ Vitrobot™ Vitrification Robot".