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2019 BioArt Competition Winners Announced

Friday, December 20, 2019
FASEB congratulates the winners of the 2019 BioArt competition. Now in its eighth year, BioArt illuminates the beauty of biological research and helps inspire public curiosity about science. This year’s winners include members of FASEB societies and represent a wide range of biological research.

“Once again FASEB has received fascinating images from researchers around the country,” said FASEB President Hannah V. Carey, PhD. “The BioArt contest shows the beauty that emerges from scientific research – sometimes only seen under an investigator’s microscope. I’m so pleased that we can shine a light on this work, and FASEB is proud to honor this year’s winners,” Carey said.

Image winners:
  • Developing eye of an embryonic day 13.5 mouse: Ondine Cleaver, PhD,* Xiaowu Gu, PhD, and Yadanar Htike, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Whole fruit fly ovary during development: Abigail Dove, Johns Hopkins University
  • Early formation stages of an Arabidopsis flower: Nathanael Prunet, University of California, Los Angeles and Elliot Meyerowitz,* Howard Hughes Medical Institute, California Institute of Technology
  • 3D rendering of a blood clot from a mouse: Brian Storrie, PhD, Irina D. Pokrovskaya, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences; Kenny Ling, Yajnesh Vedanaparti, Maria A. Aronova, Richard D. Leapman, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
  • A squid (Loligo pealei) embryo: Zuzana Vavrušová,* University of California, San Francisco
  • Paleohistological section from a 96-million-year-old fossil pond turtle shell: Brent Adrian, Aryeh Grossman, PhD, Andrew Lee, Heather F. Smith, Avery Williams,* Midwestern University; Christopher Noto, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Parkside
  • Rendering of the atomic structure of pili on the surface of single-celled bugs: Edward H. Egelman, PhD, University of Virginia
  • Cross section of the measles virus: David S. Goodsell and Christine Zardecki,* RCSB Protein Data Bank/Rutgers and The Scripps Research Institute
  • In situ photograph of a pink lettuce’s leaves: Melita M. Nasca, PhD
  • CT scan reconstruction of a Whitebarred boxfish: Zachary Randall, Florida Museum of Natural History

Video winners:
  • Time-lapse video of Bacillus mycoides growing and migrating in a Petri dish: Scott Chimileski, PhD,* Roberto Kolter, PhD, Nick Lyons, Harvard Medical School
  • Fluorescence imaging of astrocytes expressing a toxic protein, SOD1: Karthik Krishnamurthy, PhD, Shashirekha Shamamandri Markandaiah, MS, Davide Trotti, PhD, and Piera Pasinelli, PhD, Jefferson Weinberg ALS Center
  • A confocal microscopy 3D scan of a marine arthropod: Caroline Pritchard,* Lehigh University

*FASEB Society Members

The BioArt competition is open to members of FASEB societies and biomedical and life scientists who receive U.S. federal funding to conduct their research. More information can be found on the BioArt webpage.