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!

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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A Knitted Network of DNA
A Knitted Network of DNA: Following mitosis, a protein called BAF cross-bridges DNA strands within a knitted network of DNA to form a single nucleus.

A Knitted Network of DNA

During division, cells disassemble their nucleus and release many independent chromosomes - but how are all those chromosomes enclosed in a single nucleus after mitosis? The protein BAF cross-bridges DNA…

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A Dynamic ESCRT for Splitting Membranes
A Dynamic ESCRT Lego for Splitting Membranes: This artwork illustrates dynamic remodeling in ESCRT-III spirals.

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,…

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