Christine A. Brantner

Senior Research Scientist in Electron Microscopy
GWNIC (The George Washington University Nanofabrication and Imaging Center); Office of the Vice President for Research
800 22nd Street, NW
Science and Engineering Hall B2825
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
[email protected]

Christine A. Brantner, PhD joined GW in 2015 as a Senior Research Scientist in Electron Microscopy. She has more than 20 years of experience in biological electron microscopy sample preparation and imaging. She has worked at the NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; the NIH National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke; the Battelle National Biodefense Institute; and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Janelia Research Campus. All of these different environments have lead to an in-depth knowledge of sample types ranging from viruses and particles to cell culture to tissue. Chris has experience with experiment planning and execution, sample processing, ultramicrotomy, negative staining of particles, immunogold labeling of proteins, and cryopreservation. She operates transmission electron microscopes, scanning electron microscopes, cryo-electron microscopes, focused ion beam scanning electron microscopes and performing elemental analysis.


  • BS in Biology (Chemistry Minor); Carroll University, Waukesha, WI
  • MS in Biological Sciences; University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
  • PhD in Biological Sciences; University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI