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2020 Fellow

James Chen

PhD Institution
The Rockefeller University

During his PhD, James used cryo-electron microscopy to study single RNA polymerase structures for several important bacterial pathogens and demonstrated the importance of this technique for understanding this mechanism. As a Schmidt Science Fellow, James plans to combine structural biology with genetics and cell-imaging to investigate some of the fundamental biological processes involved in latent malaria, where dormant parasites take hold in the liver.