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Amanda Yzaguirre Wins 3rd Place in 2016 Art in Science Competition

With ongoing advancements in imaging technology and tools, scientists have an increased ability to generate exciting data and also to create visually compelling works of art.  The aim of Perelman School of Medicine’s Art in Science competition is to raise awareness and bring exposure to the artistic merit of images produced during the course of scientific investigation, and to encourage both scientists and non-scientists to appreciate these images from a different perspective: the visual qualities of scientific inquiry. The competition serves also as an opportunity for scientists to engage with and communicate their work to a broader audience.  Held annually, the competition is open to Perelman School of Medicine graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

Speck Lab congratulates Amanda Yzaguirre for winning 3rd place in this year’s competition for her entry, Embryonic Head Vasculature.

Embryonic Head Vascalature

From Amanda: The embryonic head was recently identified as a source of hematopoietic stem cells (HSC). Before mapping the location of hematopoietic and hemogenic endothelial cells in the head, I first needed to determine the location of the arteries, veins and capillary beds.


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