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.
Illustration created for the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland, during the Medical and Biological Illustration graduate program at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. This poster communicates the typical progression of color change in red-capped cardinals as they mature from fledgling to adult.