Awards & Scholarships

2022 Hildegard H. Crowley Award

Janice Green Pennington
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Janice has 40 years of experiences as an electron microscopist and has a bachelor’s degree in Biology and a master’s degree in Botany from Oklahoma State University (OSU). She spent her first eleven years as a microscopist in the core EM Facility at OSU becoming in the last three years, the core manager and instructor of the laboratory portion of an electron microscopy course. She has held positions as a research electron microscopist at the University of Kentucky, IU School of Medicine in Indianapolis and Purdue University. While working at the Purdue Cryo-EM Facility she learned approaches for single particle analysis for the study of virus particles and prepared high pressure frozen samples in resin, to study the replication complexes of Dengue virus in S2 cells. The past nine years she has worked with Dr. Paul Ahlquist at the Institute for Molecular Virology at the University of Wisconsin and was instrumental in resolving the crown structure in the mitochondrial replication complex of a Nodavirus using cryo-electron tomography. During this time, she also worked with Dr. Marisa Otegui using high pressure freezing, immunolabeling, and electron tomography to study endomembrane trafficking in plants. Janice was the Chair of the MSA Technologists’ Forum between 2018 and 2020 and has been a member of various Local Affiliate Societies. She is currently the Manager of the 3D Cell Microscopy Facility in the Center for Quantitative Cell Imaging at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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