The Center for Computational Biology is delighted to welcome the newest addition to our faculty. Please join us in welcoming them to CCB!
|Bronwyn Lucas is an assistant professor of biochemistry, biophysics and structural biology in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology and Center for Computational Biology. Lucas’ research uses cryogenic electron microscopy (cryo-EM) to visualize cells at atomic resolution. Over the past decade there has been a significant increase in atomic-resolution structural models of macromolecules, thanks in large part to cryo-EM and machine learning tools like Alphafold2. This has created a vast repository of experimentally determined and predicted protein structures, akin to a “structureome,” which could serve as a reference for the biological community, much like the genome. The Lucas Lab develops new approaches to leverage the growing compendium of atomic-resolution structures and atomistic models to investigate the molecular details of life using cryo-EM. Bronwyn Lucas earned a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from University of Rochester and was a postdoc at HHMI Janelia Research Campus and the University of Massachusetts Medical School.|