SLAC Experts

Wah Chiu

Professor at SLAC and Stanford Director of CryoEM and Bioimaging Division at SLAC

Photo of Professor Wah Chui with a cryo-electron micrcoscope

Areas of research: Science of life; cryo-EM; bioimaging; RNA structure; cryo-ET of neuronal cells; atomic-resolution cryo-EM; pandemic-related structures

Determining the atomic details of biomolecular structures with cryo-EM helps us understand the cellular basis of human diseases – from neurodegeneration to virus infection and cancer – and it’s increasingly becoming part of the discovery process for drugs and therapeutics.”