Cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) researchers discuss the practical and theoretical aspects of their work.
Our “Ask the Experts” series focuses on various cryo-electron microscopy topics. Every month we will invite a cryo-EM expert to join us for an interactive discussion on electron microscopy applications and techniques.
Upcoming Ask the Expert sessions:
Strategies for successful grant writing
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 | 8:00 a.m. PDT | 11:00 a.m. EDT | 5:00 p.m. CEST
Hear from Dr. Christopher Dant from Medcom Consulting as he discusses proven strategies for writing successful S10 grants. In this session, you’ll also learn about resources and grant writing support offered by Thermo Fisher Scientific experts, who are there for you and your lab every step of the way.
About the speakers:
Christopher C. Dant, PhD, Consultant, Medcom Consulting
Dr. Christopher Dant has over 40 years of experience as a medical researcher and writer in addition to being a consultant in biopharmaceutical, government, and academic settings. He received his MA and PhD in genetics and molecular biology from Indiana University and University of Michigan and was a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Vermont. He was formerly a senior writer in academic and pharmaceutical settings, a peer-reviewed medical journal editor, and from 2005 to 2010 he established the Clinical Publications Division at Genentech in California. He also served on the faculty at Dartmouth Medical School and Norris Cotton Cancer Center and worked through the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke as a peer review grant consultant. Currently, he consults with the University of California at San Francisco and is a consultant in producing grants at Stanford's medical school. He lectures widely in academic and biopharma settings on National Institutes of Health career and research grants, manuscript writing, and basic scientific writing for scientists.
Aaron M. Robitaille, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Chromatography & Mass Spectrometry Division, Thermo Fisher Scientific
Aaron Robitaille has focused his career on using mass spectrometry to understand how eukaryotic cells dynamically and quantitatively respond to their environment to ensure proper cell growth and determine cell fate. He received his PhD from the University of Basel in Switzerland in utilizing phosphoproteomics to identify a mechanism by which the conserved kinase mTOR regulated pyrimidine synthesis and promoted cell proliferation. He then completed his postdoctoral research at the University of Washington in Seattle in using quantitative proteomics to study how embryonic stem cells differentiated. Currently, he is a senior product marketing manager for Thermo Fisher Scientific and is focused on supporting workflows that use Thermo Scientific Orbitrap Tribrid mass spectrometers to help develop innovative mass spectrometry technology that answers challenging biological questions.
J. Brad Pesavento, PhD, Senior Sales Developer, Materials & Structural Analysis Division, Thermo Fisher Scientific
Brad Pesavento is the Senior Sales Developer and Product Specialist for West Coast Cryo-EM. He received his Ph.D. from Baylor College of Medicine, and was a postdoc and Staff Scientist at Lawrence Livermore and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories. Brad has over 20 years of experience in Cryo-EM with areas of interest including biochemistry, virology, and computational biology.