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medical illustration of An infographic created to highlight the design and mechanism of action of an RNA target probe. 

RNA, scope, hybridization, probe, target, linker, binding sites, nucleotides, preamplifier, complement, amplifier, gene, detection, in situ
medical illustration of An infographic showing a non-invasive, data-driven method to select embryos for in vitro fertilization. IVF, in vitro fertilization, fertilization, pregnancy, fetus, embryo, selection, cleavage, cleaving, data visualization, cytoplasm, cytoplasmic flow, fertilization, pronuclei, blastomeres, morula, blastocyst, cell division, embryogenesis, graph, cells.
medical illustration of An infographic to explain the technology transfer process at the University of Washington. Infographic, technology, innovation, washington, seattle, engage, assess, protect, develop, license.
medical illustration of An infographic depicting the genetic differences than affect the body's ability to process the painkiller codeine. Infographic, gene, DNA, liver, codeine, pill, enzyme, morphine, receptor, neuron, pain, signal, CYP2D6 gene.
medical illustration of A small infographic to accompany a story on an innovative new, pill-sized pacemaker. Heart, microwaves, battery, cardiac, vein, wire-free, armpit, circuit board, chip.
medical illustration of An infographic depicting the vestibular organs of the inner ear and how they function to give us our sense of balance and orientation in the world. Vertigo, vestibular, labrynth, cochlea, earl inner ear, semicircular canals, sterocilia, hairs, nerve, brain, urtricle, saccule, crystals, sensory, cells.
medical illustration of An infographic showing an experimental device, made from a cochlear implant, to treat vertigo. Device, controller, implant, signal, radio, computer processor, gyroscope, antenna, signal, receiver, stimulator, semicircular canals, vestibular nerve.
medical illustration of An infographic designed to highlight the use of DNA microarrays in disease research. Scientist, laboratory, DNA, RNA, hybridization, DNA chip, blood sample, amplifier, biotin, sequencing, sequence, fluorescent, scanner, SNP, nucleotides, analysis, software, array, patterns, genetics, research, researcher.
medical illustration of An infographic depicting a GeneChip® probe array. Gene, chip, hybridized, hybridization, DNA, cDNA, RNA, oligo, oligonucleotide, biotin, reverse transcription, laboratory, sequence.
medical illustration of An infographic contrasting 2 methods for controlling gene activity with therapeutics. Cancer, DNA, RNA, gene, biological switch, switch,  kill switch, biology, drug, molecule, drug molecule, pill, RNA fold, fold, protein, protein synthesis, synthesis.
medical illustration of An infographic showing where in the brain memories are formed. Brain, neuron, amygdala, hippocampus, gene, CREB, virus, DNA, protein, synapse, channel, protein channel, excitement.
medical illustration of An infographic illustrating an experiment where mice were exposed to different shaped enclosures to determine length of time required for the formation of memories. Mouse, cage, cylinder, triangle, cube, rectangle, brain, neuron, neuronal activation, days, hours, memory, recall.
medical illustration of An infographic that shows a small molecule therapeutic that blocks the binding of serotonin to receptors on lymphocytes in the bloodstream at the blood-brain barrier. Blood vessel, blood, lymphocyte, white blood cells, antigen, receptor, antagonist, receptor antagonist, neuron, brain.
medical illustration of An infographic showing the growth patter of prions. Protein, monomer, fibril, amyloid, cell, yeast, yeast cell, daughter cell, cluster, plaque, deposit, cell division.
medical illustration of An infographic that depicts the immune reaction after infection from the Dengue virus. Cell, coat protein, replication, viral replication, virion, capsid,  genome, T cell,  B cell, memory B cell, cytokines, immunity, antibodies, Ab, macrophage, virus particle, vacuole, endocytosis, RNA, viral RNA.
medical illustration of An infographic that contrasts fat metabolism in lean versus obese individuals. Obesity, adipose, tissue, cell, globules, insulin, insulin sensitivity, macrophage, M2-activagted macrophage, eosinophil, white blood cell, mitochondria, IL-4, IL-10, interleukin, cytokine, apoptosis, M1-activated macrophage, TNF-alpha, inflammation, insulin-resistance, immune cell.
medical illustration of An infographic showing the process of optogenetics. Neuron, ion channel, rat, rodent brain, light, light-sensitive, ion, sodium, sodium ion, cell, cell membrane, membrane, fiber-optic cable, implant,
medical illustration of An infographic showing the mechanism of smell disfunction. Brain, neuron, flower, forebrain, cholinergic system, olfactory bulb, microglia, astrocyte, cell, immune cell, inflammation, cytokine, TNF-alpha, nucleus basalis.
medical illustration of An infographic depicting the benefits of stretch on connective tissue. Fibroblast, fascia, yoga, acupuncture, needle, matrix, focal adhesion complex, ATP, Rho, signalling, cytoskeleton.
medical illustration of An biotechnology infographic depicting a method to transform stem cells into brain cells, in order to grow a brain in a lab. Brain, neuroscience, stem cells, petri dish, laboratory, technology, tissue, embryonic stem cells, pluripotent stem cells, blood cells, embryoid bodies, ectoderm, endoderm, mesoderm, neuroectoderm, matrigel, organoids, bioreactor, spinning bioreactor, forebrain, cortex.
medical illustration of A pathology infographic showing the anthrax bacterium and the various mechanisms by which it causes illness.
medical illustration of A medical illustration depicting a biotechnology method of renewing cardiac cells using bone marrow stem cells.
medical illustration of An infographic showing the diversity of nanoparticle technologies.
medical illustration of An infographic illustrating the mechanism of action of oncolytic viruses: virus particles that are altered to prompt the immune system to target cancer,
medical illustration of A medical illustration for a patient audience, showing 2 views of the female pelvis.
medical illustration of An infographic using medical illustration and icons to show how hormetic chemicals in plants can enhance the function of neurotransmitters and neuron cells.
medical illustration of An infographic highlighting how data can be gathered using tumor avatars, and then used to create custom medicine for a specific cancer patient.
medical illustration of A medical illustration designed for patients, to show the difference between normal vertebral disks and a herniated disk.
medical illustration of A series of patient education illustrations showing how to administer a subcutaneous injection.

Profile

Award-winning, Seattle-based illustrator and designer specializing in infographics, illustrations, and animations for science, medicine, and technology. Clients include: Scientific American, Scientific American Mind, The Scientist, Technology Review, Harvard University, the University of Washington, Stanford University, and numerous biotechnology and life science companies.

Style/Techniques

Airbrush, Color, Design, Information Graphics, Line, Line with Color, 3D

Subject/Specialties

Anatomy, Biology, Biotechnology, Cardiac Surgery / Cardiology, Cell biology / Histology, Disease Management, Emergency Medicine, Endocrinology / Metabolic, General Medicine, General Surgery, Genetics, Maternal / Child, Medical Devices, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, Obstetrics / Gynecology, Orthopaedics, Pharmacology, Reproductive Biology, Virology, Injuries, Oncology, Mechanism of Action (MOA), Health & Wellness, Pathology