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David Belnap

Research Associate Professor

Office/Building: SMBB 2501
Phone: 801-585-1242
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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."

Specific Interests
  • Three-dimensional electron microscopy of viruses and other macromolecular complexes. 3DEM technique