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Amar Parvate

Dr. Amar Parvate is a chemist with the Structural Biology team. He specializes in cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM). His training includes biochemistry, cryo-EM, and tomography to perform structural analyses of viruses and antigen-antibody complexes. His current research involves using single-particle cryo-EM to solve structures of macromolecular assemblies of proteins of interest.

Research Interests

  • Biochemistry
  • Cryo-EM
  • Protein Engineering
  • Protein Structure
  • Structural Biology
  • Virology


PhD in Biological Sciences, Purdue University, 2018

Awards and Recognition

  • Bilsland Dissertation Fellowship, Purdue University (2018)
  • Teaching Assistant Award, Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University (2018)



Parvate A., Sengupta R., Williams E. P., Xue Y, Chu YC, Stahlein R. V., and Jonsson C. B. 2020, “Cryofixation of Inactivated Hantavirus-Infected Cells as a Method for Obtaining High-Quality Ultrastructural Preservation for Electron Microscopic Studies.” Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology.

Parvate, A. D., F. Vago, S. S. Hasan, J. Lee, E. P. Williams, J. Lanman, and C. B. Jonsson. 2020. “A New Inactivation Method to Facilitate Cryo-EM of Enveloped, RNA Viruses Requiring High Containment: A Case Study Using Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis Virus (VEEV).” Journal of Virological Methods 277.


Parvate, A., E. P. Williams, M. K. Taylor, Y. K. Chu, J. Lanman, E. O. Saphire, and C. B. Jonsson. 2019. “Diverse Morphology and Structural Features of Old and New World Hantaviruses.” Viruses 11 (9).