Jesse Hansen

Jesse obtained his bachellors degree in biochemistry and human genetics from the University of Western Ontario in Canada. His thesis work focused on developing imaging techniques to investigate retinal degeneration in mouse disease models. He completed a master’s degree at McGill University, in Canada, where he studied host immunological responses to infection by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. For his PhD, he used single particle cryo-electron microscopy to determine structures of filament-forming metabolic enzymes while also probing the role these filaments play within cells. In the Schur lab, Jesse will combine his expertise in single-particle cryo-EM and biochemistry with cellular cryo-ET to establish new approaches in in situ structural biology.