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Announcing 2023 FASEB BioArt Awards

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

FASEB is pleased to announce recipients of its 2023 BioArt Awards. The BioArt Awards honor original, visually stunning photographs, illustrations, and videos that effectively communicate an important aspect of 21st-century biological and biomedical research.
“Every day, researchers in the life sciences create captivating art in their labs. From research studies on cancer, Alzheimer’s, and obesity to animal research, aging, and more, much of their research includes beautiful imagery that few outside the lab ever see,” says Mary-Ann Bjornsti, Professor and former Chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and President of FASEB. “It is our honor to give national recognition to the outstanding work and imagery created by this year’s recipients of the FASEB BioArt Awards.”

The 2023 award recipients are:

  • Fluorescence or Electron Microscopy Category: Leroy Versteeg, Research Associate, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
  • Other Life Science Images Category: Shashirekha Shamamandri Markandaiah, Manager of Laboratory Operations, Jefferson Weinberg ALS Center, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
  • Short Video Category: Parisa Nikeghbal, Graduate Student/Research Assistant, Pathology Department, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque, NM
  • Trainee/Early-career Category: Laurent Formery, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biology, Stanford University, Pacific Grove, CA

Introduced in 2011, FASEB BioArt Awards are presented annually. The competition is open to all biological and biomedical researchers. Qualifying entries must be visually compelling images or videos produced during biological or biomedical science research activities (e.g., electron microscopy, fluorescent microscopy, medical/anatomical illustrations, x-ray crystallography, MRI, histology, gel electrophoresis, data visualizations, structural and pathway illustrations, etc.). 

Each awardee received $500. 

Learn more about FASEB BioArt Awards.