Associate Professor of Computer Science
Dr. Bartesaghi is an Associate Professor in the departments of Computer Science, Biochemistry and Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University. The Bartesaghi Lab focuses on the development of machine learning approaches to determine the structure of macromolecular complexes of general biomedical interest using single-particle cryo-electron microscopy, cryo-electron tomography, and sub-volume averaging. Some of our targets include glycoproteins of enveloped viruses like HIV, Influenza and Ebola, transporters and channels involved in signaling and metabolism, GPCRs, DNA-targeting CRISPR-Cas surveillance complexes, and targets for cancer drugs. The lab also works more broadly in the fields of deep learning and artificial intelligence, computer vision, biomedical imaging, and high-performance computing.
Appointments and Affiliations
- Associate Professor of Computer Science
- Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Faculty Network Member of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences
- Office Location: 308 Research Drive, LSRC D338, Durham, NC 27708-0129
- Office Phone: (919) 660-6579
- Email Address: email@example.com
- D.Phil. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 2005
Image analysis, data science, computer vision, machine learning, image reconstruction, cryo-electron microscopy, protein structure
- BIOCHEM 393: Research Independent Study
- BIOCHEM 562: High-Resolution Cryo-Electron Microscopy Image Analysis
- BIOCHEM 593: Research Independent Study
- BIOCHEM 690: Advanced Topics in Biochemistry
- BIOCHEM 700: Graduate Training Internship
- CBB 562: High-Resolution Cryo-Electron Microscopy Image Analysis
- COMPSCI 290: Topics in Computer Science
- COMPSCI 362: Introduction to Computational Imaging
- COMPSCI 393: Research Independent Study
- COMPSCI 562: High-Resolution Cryo-Electron Microscopy Image Analysis
- COMPSCI 590: Advanced Topics in Computer Science
In the News
- Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Invests in Duke Team’s Work to Improve Cryo-EM Images (Jun 17, 2021)
- Duke Team Makes Cryo-EM Microscope Even Better Than Before (Apr 6, 2021)
- Duke & UNC: Rivals on the Court, Teammates in Science (Mar 5, 2021)
- Bouvette, J; Liu, H-F; Du, X; Zhou, Y; Sikkema, AP; da Fonseca Rezende E Mello, J; Klemm, BP; Huang, R; Schaaper, RM; Borgnia, MJ; Bartesaghi, A, Beam image-shift accelerated data acquisition for near-atomic resolution single-particle cryo-electron tomography., Nature Communications, vol 12 no. 1 (2021) [10.1038/s41467-021-22251-8] [abs].
- Bartesaghi, A; Aguerrebere, C; Falconieri, V; Banerjee, S; Earl, LA; Zhu, X; Grigorieff, N; Milne, JLS; Sapiro, G; Wu, X; Subramaniam, S, Atomic Resolution Cryo-EM Structure of β-Galactosidase., Structure (London, England : 1993), vol 26 no. 6 (2018), pp. 848-856.e3 [10.1016/j.str.2018.04.004] [abs].
- Kang, Y; Kuybeda, O; de Waal, PW; Mukherjee, S; Van Eps, N; Dutka, P; Zhou, XE; Bartesaghi, A; Erramilli, S; Morizumi, T; Gu, X; Yin, Y; Liu, P; Jiang, Y; Meng, X; Zhao, G; Melcher, K; Ernst, OP; Kossiakoff, AA; Subramaniam, S; Xu, HE, Cryo-EM structure of human rhodopsin bound to an inhibitory G protein., Nature, vol 558 no. 7711 (2018), pp. 553-558 [10.1038/s41586-018-0215-y] [abs].
- Guo, TW; Bartesaghi, A; Yang, H; Falconieri, V; Rao, P; Merk, A; Eng, ET; Raczkowski, AM; Fox, T; Earl, LA; Patel, DJ; Subramaniam, S, Cryo-EM Structures Reveal Mechanism and Inhibition of DNA Targeting by a CRISPR-Cas Surveillance Complex., Cell, vol 171 no. 2 (2017), pp. 414-426.e12 [10.1016/j.cell.2017.09.006] [abs].
- Aguerrebere, C; Delbracio, M; Bartesaghi, A; Sapiro, G, Fundamental limits in multi-image alignment, Ieee Transactions on Signal Processing, vol 64 no. 21 (2016), pp. 5707-5722 [10.1109/TSP.2016.2600517] [abs].
- Merk, A; Bartesaghi, A; Banerjee, S; Falconieri, V; Rao, P; Davis, MI; Pragani, R; Boxer, MB; Earl, LA; Milne, JLS; Subramaniam, S, Breaking Cryo-EM Resolution Barriers to Facilitate Drug Discovery., Cell, vol 165 no. 7 (2016), pp. 1698-1707 [10.1016/j.cell.2016.05.040] [abs].