Tommi White, PhD

Director, EMC

Electron Microscopy Core

Assistant Research Professor


Contact Information

Phone 573-884-7338
Phone (Lab) 573-882-8304
Address W117 Vet Med Building
Website Electron Microscopy Core
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BS Biochemistry University of Missouri Columbia, Mo.
PhD Biochemistry University of Missouri Columbia, Mo.

Research Area

Consultation of electron microscopy methods

Research Description

After performing both undergraduate and graduate education at the University of Missouri in the Department of Biochemistry focused on structural biology, Dr. White was awarded a Cancer Research Training Award at the National Cancer Institute (NIH) where she performed her post-doctoral fellowship on structure determination of viral envelope glycoproteins using cryo-electron tomography. Dr. White now oversees the University of Missouri’s Electron Microscopy Core Facility — providing methods development, service and education to all of campus. Her primary interests are protein structure function in molecular and cellular contexts, using electron microscopy (cryoEM, single particle reconstruction, cryo-electron tomography, subvolume classification/averaging, focused-ion cryo-microscopy, image analysis, machine vision and deep learning). Of particular note, Dr. White teaches BIOCHEM 9001 “Protein Structure Determination by Transmission Electron Microscopy” in the summer semester. Dr. White has graduate faculty status, and can co-advise graduate students.

Selected Publications

Full list of publications can be found here.

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