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A 3D Muscle-ECM Construct to Power a Biological Actuator

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Our research focuses on the use of skeletal muscle as a power source for soft robotic biological machines. A supportive extracellular matrix (ECM) environment is important for the maturation and maintenance of many cells and tissues, including…

A Basket of Gifts

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A pile of activity booklets, worksheets, and plush toys is what you see, not an uncommon sight as to what is seen in a classroom. In an elementary school setting, teachers are constantly trying to approach teaching in fun and educative ways. My…

A Bridge of Colors

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These images show how different color stains and a microscope allows the naked eye to observe the culture human cells. I used primary and secondary antibodies, markers to stain the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and plasma membrane, GFP to
stain the…

A Christmas Classroom

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This image was taken on Christmas (Kiritimati) Island located in the central equatorial Pacific. My colleagues and I took the day off from fieldwork to visit a 4th grade classroom where we talked about El Nio. We talked about how it works and about…

A Close-Up in Color: Fluorescence Microscopy of Fibroblast Cells

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This image contains two fibroblast cells that were fixed on a microscope slide after being stained with rhodamine phalloidin (red), wheat germ agglutinin (green), and 4',6-diamidino-2-phenylindole (blue) in order to visualize various structures…

A Different Type of Collaboration

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In our Wildlife Epidemiology Lab, scientific collaboration doesn't just involve humans helping humans; collaboration also involves animals helping animals. Pictured here is one of the Boykin spaniels, or turtle dogs, contracted to help in our search…

A flame from water

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Bacteria that attach to surfaces can form biofilms, a multi-cellular entity in polymeric matrices produced by cells. Living in biofilms provides benefits such as physical barriers against hostile environments and social opportunities such as exchange…

A Forest in the Water

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I remember how I had to stray off the well-worn path and dig through the tall reeds to get to the oldest area of my site. The day was warm and sunny but the breeze off the standing water was cool and crisp. It took my breath away seeing this restored…

A histological view of pre-natal exposure to bisphenol A in the rat ovary

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This is a picture of a rat ovary treated with Bisphenol A (BPA) on post-natal day 21. BPA is a chemical found in polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins commonly used in the linings of beverage and food product containers. BPA can be released from…

A nanoscopic glimpse of the cells drafting table

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A blueprint for life is contained within the cells of every living organism in the form of DNA molecules. Most of us think about DNA in terms of phenotypes such as brown or blue eyes. However, on the cellular level, specialized molecular machinery…