Former Co-Director, Simons Electron Microscopy Center, New York Structural Biology Center, New York, NY
Founder, NanoImaging Services, Inc.
Bridget Carragher received her Ph.D. in Biophysics from the University of Chicago in 1987. She then worked in various positions, both in industry and academia, until moving to the Scripps Research Institute in 2001. From 2002–2022, together with Clint Potter, she served as the Director of the National Resource for Automated Molecular Microscopy (NRAMM), an NIH-funded national biotechnology research resource. NRAMM’s mission was the development of automated imaging techniques for solving three-dimensional structures of macromolecular complexes using cryo-transmission electron microscopy (cryoEM). NRAMM contributed a number of novel technical advances for cryoEM and cryoET and has been acknowledged in ~500 scientific publications.
In 2007 Bridget and Clint co-founded NanoImaging Services, Inc., which provides cryoEM and other microscopy services to the biopharmaceutical and biotechnology industry. In 2015 Bridget and Clint moved their academic lab from The Scripps Research Institute to the New York Structural Biology Center and took up positions as Co-Directors of the Simons Electron Microscopy Center (SEMC). SEMC expanded to encompass the National Center for CryoEM Access and Training, the National Center for In-situ Tomographic Ultramicroscopy, and the Simons Machine Learning Center.