My most recent artistic adventures:

Beata Science Art

  1. A Dynamic ESCRT for Splitting Membranes
    06 Aug, 2017
    A Dynamic ESCRT for Splitting Membranes
    I'm so excited to share a drawing I made for my own paper recently published in Nature Cell Biology!  This artwork illustrates the dynamics of a protein machinery for splitting membranes. This machinery, called ESCRT-III, forms spirals that constantly exchange their building blocks with the help of a protein called VPS4. This remodeling allows the spirals to change their shape and constrict membranes until they split, for example in the final step of cell division that separates the emerging
  2. Nature Methods Cover - An Arrow Poison for CRISPR
    31 May, 2017
    Nature Methods Cover - An Arrow Poison for CRISPR
    My new artwork on the current Nature Methods cover - what a great honor! Ouabain, a molecule traditionally used as an arrow poison in Africa, is used as a new selection method for CRISPR. Congratulations to the Doyon lab for a fantastic paper!
  3. EMBO Journal Cover - Self Organization in Cerebral Organoi
    15 May, 2017
    EMBO Journal Cover - Self Organization in Cerebral Organoids
    So excited have my drawing on the current issue of EMBO Journal! This artwork illustrates how 'minibrains' self-organize their cells into distinct zones - like a yin-yang symbolizing the balance between distinct but complementary entities.
  4. CSHL Symposium on Chromosome Segregation & Structure
    01 Mar, 2017
    An Eye-catcher for the CSHL Symposium
    I had the huge honor to illustrate the poster for the 82nd Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Symposium on Chromosome Segregation and Structure.
  5. The 'ESCRT' dress
    28 Jan, 2017
    An 'ESCRT' Dress to Address My Research
    I made this dress to explain my research on cytokinetic abscission - the final step of cell division.
  6. Making C. elegans reveal its secrets using a laser to manipulate protein function.
    07 Dec, 2016
    Making C. elegans Reveal Its Secrets
    I made this drawing to illustrate Sriram Sundaramoorthy's research, who presented the illustration at the ASCB Meeting 2016 in San Francisco.
  7. Cover and abstract book at the Cell Cycle Meeting in Cold Spring Harbor 2016
    02 Dec, 2016
    Genes to Genomes Feature!
    My scientific illustrations were featured on Genes to Genomes, a blog from the Genetics Society of America. Check out my post to read about my artistic inspirations as well as my research!
  8. The Stories Behind My Drawings
    24 Nov, 2016
    The Stories Behind My Drawings
    You can read about the stories behind my scientific illustrations on The Node. I am so excited for my artwork to be featured on a scientific blog!