Elad Binshtein

Senior Staff Scientist

Dr. Binshtein received his M.S. in Biochemistry, and doctorate in Biochemistry and structure biology in
2010 from Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, ISRAEL. The PhD work was on the
structure function of Glyoxylate Carboligase using X-ray and biochemical methods. After graduation
Dr. Binshtein was moved to the US for a postdoc in the lab of Dr. Ohi in Vanderbilt University where
he got trained on a electron microscope (EM) methods. In this position his work was focused on macromolecule complexes and toxin structure function using cryo-EM.

In 2017 Dr. Binshtein start to work at the Vanderbilt cryoEM facility (V-CEM) under the CSB as a
Cryo-EM specialist senior staff scientist. In this position he work and collaborated with multiple labs at
Vanderbilt University and on multyple EM projects. He also implemented automation in the data
collection and data pre-proccesing in the facility.


In 2019, Dr. Binshtein joined Dr. James Crowe’s lab at VVC as a senior staff scientist. He is currently
working on structural characterization of antibody antigen interactions in different systems like viruses
and toxins.