BioArt Virtual Backgrounds


Celebrate the art of science on your next video meeting. Choose from this collection of select virtual backgrounds for your video meetings. (Click on "Download Image" and then right-click to save the images.)

 

Sickle Cell Disease

 

 

Sickle cell disease (SCD) is the most common inherited blood disorder worldwide. SCD is caused by a point-mutation on a single gene. This illustration depicts the entanglement of the root cause and the affected red blood cells. Submitters: Alexa Abounader and Umut Gurkan, PhD

 

Hindlimbs from Chick Embryos


This image features two hindlimbs from chick embryos. The left one is a control one at Day 7 of development. The limb on the right is a talpid2 mutant, stained in yellow for a protein that marks progenitors of bone and cartilage development. Submitter: Christian Bonatto, PhD

 

Human Enamel


This image features two hindlimbs from chick embryos. The left one is a control one at Day 7 of development. The limb on the right is a talpid2 mutant, stained in yellow for a protein that marks progenitors of bone and cartilage development. Submitter: Timothy G. Bromage

 

Filamentous Viruses


An ensemble of filamentous viruses that infect archaea living in almost boiling acid. Structural studies have revealed that all share common ancestry, while sequence and genomic comparisons fail to find similarities. Submitters: Edward H. Egelman, PhD; Fengbin Wang; Agnieszka Kawska, PhD; and Mart Krupovic, PhD

 

Intestinal Villi


The small intestine is the site of nutrient and water absorption. This micrograph shows a cross-section of intestinal villi. The absorptive surface is magenta, yellow shows the borders of individual cells, and blue depicts the DNA-rich nuclei. Submitter: Amy Engevik, PhD

 

South American Cichlid


This image is of a cleared and stained Caquetaia spectabilis, a South American cichlid known for extreme jaw protrusion. Images like this are being used to better understand how extreme morphologies can introduce anatomical and functional tradeoffs. Submitter: M. Chaise Gilbert

 

Cardiac Lymphatic Network Remodeling


This is a 3D evaluation of cardiac lymphatic network remodeling of a mouse, based on whole mount immunostained and clarified tissue samples visualized by light-sheet microscopy, with two lymphatic markers: Lyve-1 (blue) and podoplanin (pink). Submitter: Coraline Heron, PhD

 

Skin/Muscle Interface


This image depicts a 3D color projection of the developing skin/muscle interface of the mouse stained for the basement membrane. Understanding how the limb develops can help engineer new options to treat musculoskeletal injuries. Submitters: Sarah Lipp and Sarah Calve, PhD

 

Crocodilian Lung Biology


This image shows a 3D segmented model of the lung surface, bronchial tree, and skeleton of a hatchling Cuvier's dwarf caiman (Paleosuchus palpebrosus) from a microCT scan. Researchers are using these models to investigate crocodilian lung biology. Submitter: Emma Schachner, PhD

 

Turtle Shell


Paleohistological thin section from a 96-million-year-old fossil side-necked turtle shell from the Arlington Archosaur Site. Polarized light reveals details of the compact bone in the external cortex. Submitters: Heather F. Smith, PhD; Brent Adrian; Andrew Lee; Aryeh Grossman; and Christopher Notot