Claudio Ciferri - Senior Scientist, Structural Biology

Claudio Ciferri

Senior Scientist, Structural Biology

Postdoc Mentor
"My lab uses cryo electron microscopy (Cryo-EM) to investigate the structure and function of challenging protein targets that are intractable with other structural biology techniques."
Years at Genentech
Awards & Honors

I came to Genentech in 2014, after a Post-doc at the University of California at Berkeley in cryo-EM and a first appointment in Industry, where I used X-ray crystallography and electron microscopy to guide structure-based vaccine development against human cytomegalovirus (HCMV).

I joined our Structural Biology Department determined to establish a world-class cryo-EM group. This represents one of the very first cryo-EM groups in industry, worldwide. I feel incredibly fortunate to have received this opportunity and to work every day with such a pool of phenomenal and passionate scientists.

Postdoctoral Mentor

“Every so often a scientific field makes huge progress in a relatively short amount of time. Such is the case for Cryo-EM, where a ‘Resolution Revolution’, made possible by recent technical and computational developments, allows atomic structure determination of many previously intractable complexes (R. A. Crowther).”

At Genentech, our newly established Cryo-EM group provides a unique opportunity for Post-doctoral Fellows joining our team. This will include state-of-the-art technology for high-resolution data collection (Titan Krios equipped with K2 Direct Detector and Energy Filter & Talos Screening Microscope), a virtually unlimited computer cluster for data processing and the opportunity to be fostered in one of the most productive and scientifically stimulating research environments.

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