Eva Nogales received her bachelor’s degree in physics from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. She did her graduate work at the Synchrotron Radiation Source and earned her doctorate in biophysics from the University of Keele in England. She carried out her postdoctoral work at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where she worked in the lab of Kenneth H. Downing to obtain the structure of tubulin by electron crystallography. She joined the University of California, Berkeley in 1998. Presently she is Professor and Division Head of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology at UC Berkeley, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, and Senior Faculty Scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Nogales is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and Associate Member of the European Molecular Biology Organization, and Fellow of the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) and the Biophysical Society. In 2020 she will serve as the president of ASCB.