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!

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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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

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

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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