James Conway's Website

(Under construction – last updated 6 September 2012)

CryoEM Group Leader
Department of Structural Biology (web-site)
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Biomedical Science Tower 3, Room 2047
3501 5th Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Phone:  +1-412-383-9847
Fax:      +1-412-648-8998
Email:   jxc100@pitt.edu
Web:     http://www.pitt.edu/~jxc100
             (under construction)

Images of the CryoEM suite (20-Feb-2009)

Positions open



   Department of Structural Biology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

   Where I worked before (IBS, France: 2000-2005)
My lab: Laboratory of Structural Electron Microscopy (LMES)

     And before that (NIH: 1990-1999)

   Study (Massey University, New Zealand: 1982-1989)

   Publications by year or by subject

     Recent (click on cover):

HSV-1 UL17

Aug, 2011

Phage Syn9

Jul, 2007


Ad3 encapsidation

Feb, 2007

Paper in J. Gen. Virol. 2006,
87, pp2901-2905

Phage HK97 Stability

Dec 1, 2006

Description: 2006 JMB HK97 DSC-2 cover small

Phage HK97 Cross-linking

Nov, 2006


Kinesin CENP-E

Sept 15, 2006

Phage T5

Sept 1, 2006

Description: 2006 JMB T5 cover image - small


Phage HK97 Expansion

March, 2006


Ad3 dodecahedron

Feb 17, 2006

Phage SP01

Jan 10, 2006


HBV & Fabs

Jan 20, 2006


Phage HK97 Whiffleball

April 22, 2005


   Collaborator's web-sites:

     Roger Hendrix and Bob Duda, Dept of Biological Sciences, U. Pittsburgh

     Fred Homa, Dept of Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry, and Kip Kinchington, Dept of Ophthalmology, U Pittsburgh School of Medicine

     Alasdair Steven, LSBR/NIAMS, National Institutes of Health

     Jack Johnson, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla

     Rob Ruigrok and Guy Schoehn, UVHCI, Grenoble, France

     Lucienne Letellier and Pascale Boulanger, Institut de Biochimie et Biophysique Moléculaire et Cellulaire, Orsay, France

     Lionello Bossi and Nara Figueroa Bossi, Centre de Génétique Moléculaire, Gif-sur-Yvette, France



HBV at 9 Ångstroms resolution

HBV and a conformational Fab

Viruses come in all sizes


Movies – Serious Stuff

Film scanning machine (2012) doing a quick 2x2 test scan

HK97 capsid expansion by cryoEM (2000)...

Ad3 dodecahedron by cryoEM, mpeg-1 format (2006)…


Movies – Fun with Optical Microscopy

  Wheat seeds germinating...
(MPEG-4, 1.2 Mbytes)

  Salt crystallizing...
(MPEG-4, 1.6 Mbytes)