Cianfrocco Lab News

Interested in joining us? Undergraduates, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows excited to push the limits of science are encouraged to apply.

We are always looking for new members to join our growing lab. Interested in protein structure? Motor proteins? Cryo-EM? Email Mike to learn more about the exciting opportunities in store!  

The Cianfrocco lab is a collaborative research team that fosters the growth of independent scientists for all career tracks - join us!


Upcoming events

February 22  Mike hosts Thomas Schwarz from Boston Children's Hospital 

March 3 - 6 Mike is participating at the 2018 Cold Spring Harbor Course in Cryo-EM as an instructor

March 21 - 24 Mike will be on a round-table discussion at the 3rd International Conference on Image Analysis in Cryo-EM

August 5  Mike will be speaking at the 2018 Microscopy & Microanalysis annual meeting in Baltimore, MD


January 11, 2018 - Cloud computing pipeline paper posted to bioRxiv AND online presentation

Two big cloud announcements:

First, the paper describing software tools cryoem-cloud-tools has been posted to bioRxiv. Be sure to also check out our website cryoem-tools.cloud.

Second, the online lecture that Mike presented about cloud computing on Amazon Web Services and COSMIC2 to the Dept. of Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics at UMich is posted online.   


January 8, 2018 - Another rotation student (!)

We are excited to announce that another rotation student has joined - Sarah Kearns. Sarah is in the Program in Chemical Biology and we are excited to work with her over her time here.   


January 2, 2018 - Happy new year, new lab members are here!

We are excited to weclome a new post-doctoral fellow into the lab, Somaye Badieyan. She is coming to us from Neil Marsh's lab at the University of Michigan's Department of Chemistry with experience in protein design & engineering. Welcome!

We are also excited to be hosting two rotation students from the Biophysics Program: Nirupama Sumangala & Zhenyu Tan - weclome!   


December 10, 2017 - Video about cryo-EM at the LSI with Mike and Melanie 

Mike and Melanie are highlighted in a video about cryo-EM at the LSI. Watch the video here.


November 17, 2017 - Cloud computing for cryo-EM slides & audio available from NRAMM 2017

Mike presented the latest work on integrating the cloud into cryo-EM workflows. Find his slides & audio here. 


October 23, 2017 - COSMIC2 science gateway highlighted by Science Gateways Community Institute AND Mike gives a demo at the Science Gateways 2017 conference

Work from the lab in building a science gateway for cryo-EM - termed COSMIC2 - has been highlighted as 'poster child' for integrating big-data delivery into a web platform. Read more here. Mike is also giving a demo of the interface at the Gateways 2017 meeting this week on Oct. 25th. Go Mike! Read more about the demo here.  


October 4, 2017 - Nobel prize for cryo-EM (!)

Mike & faculty Melanie Ohi write a brief overview of cryo-EM after the announcement of the Nobel Prize today.


July 5, 2017 - Tony joins the lab! 

We have our first official lab member - Tony Ludlam! His role will be staff scientist and lab manager as things get off the ground. He did his Ph.D. in the LSI, right next door to the Cianfrocco lab, in the lab of Zhaohui Xu. He has 10+ years of  biochemistry experience, and is also trained as an X-ray crystallography.  Welcome!


 July 1, 2017 - Cryo-EM summer course announced for University of Michigan

To help build the cryo-EM community at UM, Mike is teaching an informal summer course on basic TEM principles and sample preparation over 5 weeks from July to August. 

Learn more here.


May 1, 2017 - Our lab is hiring a lab manager / staff scientist.

We are hiring! Looking for a lab manager with extensive biochemical experience to help us set up and grow our research program. [This job posting is now closed]


April 25, 2017 - Announcing the Cianfrocco Lab! The newest member of the LSI and Michigan community 

We are excited to annouce that the newly minted Cianfrocco Lab is going to be come a member of the LSI and Michigan community! Being surrounded by world-class scientists and having access to a leading cryo-EM facility makes LSI that perfect place for us to put down our roots.