Scott Blanchard, PhD, will join the Department of Structural Biology in spring 2019. Blanchard is a world leader in single-molecule spectroscopy. His research interests span a wide spectrum of biological systems including ribosomes, G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) and membrane transport proteins.
Blanchard will lead efforts to build a world-class center in single-molecule and single-cell imaging. The new Single-Molecule Imaging Center will focus on enhancing St. Jude research by transitioning lab results to cancer treatments for our patients. Blanchard’s new tenure at St. Jude will continue to enhance the institution’s innovative efforts in curing pediatric cancer and other catastrophic diseases.