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FASEB Announces 2018 BioArt Competition Winners

Thursday, December 20, 2018

FASEB congratulates the winning entries in the 2018 BioArt competition. Now in its seventh year, BioArt illuminates the beauty of biological research and helps inspire public curiosity about science. This year’s winners include members of eight FASEB societies and represent a wide range of biological research.

“Life science researchers do extraordinary work that advances knowledge and improves human health,” said FASEB President James A. Musser, MD, PhD. “In their work, researchers frequently create captivating visual images that help communicate their important scientific discoveries and stories. These elegant images reflect the inherent beauty present in nature. FASEB is very proud to honor the winners of BioArt 2018.”

Image winners

  • 3D image of a human heart: Parinaz Fathi; Neal Mistry; Tor Jensen, PhD; Brad Sutton, PhD; and Dipanjan Pan, PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Bioreceptive structure for bacterial cellulose: Carolyn Tam, MSc, Imperial College London
  • Zebrafish skeletal image showing bone and cartilage: Michael Chaise Gilbert, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • The capsid of the Hepatitis B virus: Jodi A. Hadden, PhD, University of Delaware, Newark 
  • Human hand showing carpal tunnel tendons and palm muscles: Casey Holliday, PhD,* University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia
  • CT scan reconstruction of an Angler: Zachary Randall, MS; Larry Page, PhD; and David Blackburn, PhD, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida
  • Micro CT images of the murine penis: Marisol O’Neill and Gene Huang, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston; Dolores J. Lamb, PhD,* Weill Cornell Medicine, New York
  • Mouse retina that underwent vascular pathology: Sardar Pasha Sheik Pran Babu,* Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis
  • Intestinal villi of a mouse: Amy Engevik, PhD,* Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
  • Stained fruit fly ovary: Crystal D. Rogers, PhD,* Mariano Loza-Coll,* California State University, Northridge
  • Mouse nasal cavity showing the olfactory epithelium: Lu Yang* and David Ornitz, MD, PhD,* Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis; and Sung-Ho Huh, PhD,* University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha
  • Adhesive structures on surface of ovarian cancer cells: Jing Yang, PhD,* and Sharon Stack, PhD,* University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN

Video winners

  • Video imaging of human embryonic kidney cells: Tanveer Ahmed and Andres Buonanno, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
  • Video of Arabidopsis flowers forming at tip of stem: NathanaĆ«l Prunet, PhD, University of California Los Angeles, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Elliot Meyerowitz, PhD,* California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Luciano Lucas, PhD, DRVISION Technologies, Bellevue, WA
  • Video of calcium pump in action: Maria Voigt, RCSB Protein Data Bank, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ

*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.