This illustration is intended to provide neuroscience students an overview of specialized brain cells called microglia, by distilling complex, growing research into a concise and memorable poster. A defining characteristic of microglia is their ability to transform dramatically and take on different shapes and functions to monitor the neuronal environment and respond quickly to problems. Two main states are depicted in this illustration: a highly-branched “surveying” form, and an “active”
Illustration explaining stages in macular hole formation in the fovea and surgical treatment by peeling the internal limiting membrane during a vitrectomy procedure. Figure 1 and surgical instruments were first created in ZBrush or Cinema 4D, followed by painting in Photoshop. Designed to be a fold-out page in a scientific or medical journal. Created during the Ophthalmological Illustration course in the Medical and Biological Illustration graduate program at Johns Hopkins University
Anatomical illustration of a right human eye in horizontal cross-section. Measurements and OCT (optical coherence tomography) images were used as reference to create an accurate drawing. Created during the Ophthalmological Illustration course in the Medical and Biological Illustration graduate program at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Team project to design and propose a mock mobile application that functions as both an interactive sleep journal and a resource for learning about sleep and common sleep disorders. Target audience members were adults experiencing symptoms of sleep disorders who are interested in building a self-directed record of their sleep and learning about sleep health. A 50-page proposal booklet was created containing background research, a style sheet, flowcharts, storyboards, and