The Team

Glancing over the peripatetic history of the single-particle reconstruction method, from its obscure beginning in 1978 to its present wide acceptance makes me realize that the technique has succeeded in a way nobody imagined. For one, I would not have predicted that a molecule, after the harsh treatment of freeze-plunging and without support of companions in a crystal matrix, would allow us to see molecular detail at its very periphery. Phone: 212.305.9510 Fax: 212.305.9500 Dr. Frank’s page

Joachim Frank

Director Dr. Joachim Frank is a Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics and of Biological Sciences at Columbia University, and Distinguished Professor of the State University of New York at Albany. Born and educated in Germany, he received his Diplom in physics from the University of Munich. In his doctoral research, conducted at the Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry, Martinsried, and at the Technical University of Munich, he developed methods of digital image analysis as applied to electron microscopy. In his postdoctoral research, in the United States and at the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge, U.K., he worked on problems of electron optics and image processing. In 1975 Dr. Frank joined the Wadsworth Center in Albany, New York… Read more. Phone: 212.305.9512 Fax: 212.305.9500 Masgan’s page
Masgan Saidi
Administrative Coordinator Phone: 212.305.9520 Fax: 212.305.9500 Bob’s page
Bob Grassucci
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Francisco Acosta-Reyes
Postdoc Phone: 212.305.9521 Fax: 212.305.9500 Clara’s page
Clara Altomare
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Zuben Patrick Brown
Postdoc Phone: 212.305.9521 Fax: 212.305.9500 Prikshat’s page
Prikshat Dadhwal
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Hengameh Fallah
Postdoc Phone: 212.305.9521 Fax: 212.305.9500 Jack’s page
Zi-ao Jack Fu
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Cristina Gutierrez-Vargas
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Harry Kao
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Wen Li
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Hstau Liao
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Suvrajit Maji
Postdoc Phone: 212.305.9524 Fax: 212.305.9500 Evan’s page
Evan Seitz
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Binita Shah
Undergraduate Researcher