Jae Yang, Ph.D.

Position title: Assistant Scientist

Email: jyang525@wisc.edu

Jae completed her Ph.D. under the mentorship of Dr. Esther Bullitt at Boston University. She studied the ultrastructure and complexity of infectious extracellular vesicles released from cells infected by non-enveloped positive-sense RNA viruses using cryo-ET and mass spectrometry. After graduation, Jae joined Dr. Wright’s group at UW-Madison and has focused on development of high-precision cryo-CLEM with flexible workflows and an easy-to-use software toolkit. She also works on cryo-EM sample optimization through micro-patterning and improvement of freezing conditions for cell-virus and cell-bacteria interactions, VLPs for vaccine development, and purified viral glycoproteins.