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Mayo’s Jeffrey Salisbury, Ph.D., receives Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics infrastructure award

Jeffrey Salisbury, Ph.D. (BIOC ’89), Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, received an infrastructure award from the Minnesota Partnership of Biotechnology and Medical Genomics. His project is “High-Resolution Electron Microsopy,” and is in conjunction with a researcher from the University of Minnesota.

This type of electron microscope will fill the imaging gap between thin-sectioned transmission electron microscopy and large-scale medical images such as CT scans and MRIs. It will allow researchers to view 3-D images of large molecules, aspects of tissues and veins, nervous system synapses and organelles. The technology will be available to researchers at Mayo Clinic, the university campuses in the Twin Cities, in Duluth and at the Hormel Institute.

Awarded projects focus on shared-use infrastructure and support the purchase or development of technology that neither Mayo Clinic nor the university could have purchased individually. The Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics is a collaboration of the University of Minnesota, Mayo Clinic and the state of Minnesota.

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