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Alberto Bartesaghi

Associate Professor of Computer Science
Computer Science
308 Research Drive, LSRC D338, Durham, NC 27708-0129


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.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Associate Professor of Computer Science · 2022 - Present Computer Science, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
Associate Professor of Biochemistry · 2018 - Present Biochemistry, Basic Science Departments
Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering · 2023 - Present Electrical and Computer Engineering, Pratt School of Engineering
Faculty Network Member of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences · 2018 - Present Duke Institute for Brain Sciences, University Institutes and Centers

Education, Training & Certifications

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities · 2005 D.Phil.