Visualizing the molecules of life by Cryo-EM

We are a research laboratory in the Department of Chemistry at Portland State University - located in the multi-institutional Robertson Life Science Building (RLSB), on Portland's Southwest Waterfront and site of the Pacific Northwest Center for Cryo-EM (PNCC).

Research in the Reichow Lab is inspired by the molecular mechanisms driving biology. We apply cutting-edge methods in the high-resolution imaging technology of cryo-electron microscopy (Cryo-EM), together with biochemical, biophysical and computational tools to unveil the inner-workings of individual protein molecules, nature’s nano-machines. It is our hope that the atomic-level models and mechanistic insights developed by our research will help to elucidate the biomolecular basis of human health and disease. 

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