Pharmacology & Toxicology Seminar with Genentech’s Dr. Alexis Rohou

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 4:00pm

Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology Seminar Series presents:

Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019
4 p.m.
HSIB 880

Alexis Rohou, PhD | Scientist (Technology), Department of Structural Biology, Genentech, San Francisco

“Supporting Drug Discovery and Research with cryoEM”

About the Topic:
“Cryogenic electron microscopy (cryoEM) can solve the structures of proteins bound by small or large molecules even when crystallization of the protein is impossible. This has led Genentech and other large pharmaceutical discovery groups to invest in cryoEM in order to complement other structural biology techniques and better support drug discovery efforts.

“I will give an overview of our technology development efforts in the cryoEM space, particularly centered around software, and I will illustrate how cryoEM enables drug discovery and biological research, using as examples a set of structures of ion channels of clinical interest.”


Contact: David Bishop |

Host: Chris Zerio, PhD, Drug Discovery and Development, Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Arizona Collage of Pharmacy

For future seminars, please go to:

Alexis Rohou - CV - 191203.pdf

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Event Contact Person: 
David Bishop, Project Coordinator
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Health Sciences Innovation Building, Room 880
University of Arizona Health Sciences Campus
1670 E. Drachman St.
Tucson, AZ 85721
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University of Arizona College of Pharmacy