A worm family tree made of neurons that transmit ‘molecular memories’ across multiple generations!
Worm Family Tree: A worm family tree made of neurons that transmit 'molecular memories' across multiple generations.

A worm family tree made of neurons that transmit ‘molecular memories’ across multiple generations!

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This drawing illustrates how changes in the nervous system of C. elegans worms can affect behavior in future generations through small RNAs that regulate expression of certain genes. Though these so…

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EMBO Reports cover – stabilizing mRNA strands for memory formation!
Stabilizing mRNA Strands for Memory Formation: This drawing illustrates how RNA-binding protein Gadd45α stabilizes long mRNAs for memory formation. EMBO Reports cover, June 2019.

EMBO Reports cover – stabilizing mRNA strands for memory formation!

Presenting my new EMBO Reports cover - stabilizing mRNA strands for memory formation! Learning and forming memories are fundamental processes essential for survival, requiring precise regulation of memory-related genes. This…

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A Pac-Man Toxin in Tuberculosis!
A Pac-Man Toxin in Tuberculosis: A newly discovered toxin triggers cell death by 'eating up' the NAD+ within the bacterium.

A Pac-Man Toxin in Tuberculosis!

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Tuberculosis is a serious infectious disease and one of the leading causes of death worldwide. The disease-causing bacteria, called Mycobacterium tuberculosis, are depicted in the drawing in red. To overcome stress…

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Cover for Molecular Biology and Evolution
Combining a drawing with a real protein structure to show how incorporation of tRNA compensates for structural changes during evolution. Molecular Biology and Evolution cover, February 2019.

Cover for Molecular Biology and Evolution

Crocheting the mitoribosome - a combination of a hand-drawn illustration with a real structure of the human mitochondrial ribosome. Ribosomes are giant machineries composed of protein and ribosomal RNA that…

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EMBO Reports Cover
RNA Editing for Self Tolerance: This drawing illustrates how editing of RNAs by ADAR1 prevents autoimmunity by discarding T cells that recognize self antigens. EMBO Reports cover, December 2018.

EMBO Reports Cover

My new cover for EMBO Reports - illustrating how editing of RNAs prevents autoimmunity! Our immune system is extremely efficient in protecting us from foreign pathogens, yet at the same…

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Mission Patch for Worms in Space!
Worms in Space Mission Patch: The Molecular Muscle Experiment is sending worms into space to study muscle loss and aging.

Mission Patch for Worms in Space!

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I designed a patch for a worm space mission!  The Molecular Muscle Experiment will be sending worms into space to study the negative effects of spaceflight on the body, and…

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A Scientific Star Map

It's a wonderful honor to present my new drawing for this year's ASCB|EMBO meeting! Take the ASCB Model Organism quiz to find out what model organism you are! The intricate patterns…

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Growing Brain Cancer in Petri Dishes
Growing Brain Cancer in Petri Dishes: Introducing genome-editing plasmids into minibrain organoids to study brain tumor formation.

Growing Brain Cancer in Petri Dishes

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Brain tumors are aggressive and deadly cancers, yet it has been difficult to study them in the laboratory. A new Nature Methods paperreports a ground-breaking method to grow tumors inside…

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An Epigenetic Jungle
Epigenetic Landscape: A gibbon within a epigenetic landscape, swinging across a histone jungle and a DNA desert.

An Epigenetic Jungle

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A gibbon is swinging across a river within an epigenetic landscape, which regulates compaction and expression of our DNA. The arid desert illustrates loosely packed DNA containing actively expressed genes,…

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