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David M. Belnap, Ph.D.

Languages spoken: English

Academic Information

Departments: Biochemistry - Research Associate Professor

Academic Office Information

david.belnap@utah.edu

(801) 585-1242

Sorenson Molecular Biotechnology Building

36 S. Wasatch, Room: 2501
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Research Interests

  • Cryogenic Electron Microscopy and Three-Dimensional Reconstruction (cryo-EM)
  • Structural Biology
  • Virology
  • Virus Assembly
  • Bacteriophages
  • Poliovirus
  • Polyomavirus
  • Papillomavirus
  • Tobacco mosaic satellite virus

Research Statement

I 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.

Education History

Postdoctoral Fellowship National Institutes of Health
Structural Biology
Postdoctoral Fellow
Doctoral Training Purdue University
Biology
Ph.D.
Undergraduate Brigham Young University
Biochemistry
B.S.