Keri Leigh Biomedical Creations LLC

medical illustration of This image depicts normal hip joint anatomy of an 11-13 year old child and the histology of the growth plate, or physis. It contrasts normal with the pathology of slipped capital femoral epiphysis and the histological appearance of the growth plate compared to normal. Done to accompany a research article for an orthopedic surgeon.
medical illustration of This piece depicts the mechanism of entry of coronavirus into host cells. The ribosome binding domain on S1 of the Spike protein binds ACE2. TMPRSS2 cleaves S1, exposing S2 of the Spike protein. S2 unfolds, inserts into the host cell membrane, and refolds. Refolding pulls the viral membrane and host membrane together to fuse. Viral RNA enters the host cell.
medical animation of Animation depicts neutrophil rolling and leaving blood vessel (extravasation) in response to infection.
medical animation of Model was extracted from DICOM radiology data in 3D Slicer and refined in ZBrush. Blood vessels added in ZBrush. Materials and lighting in Cinema4D.
medical illustration of The female sagittal pelvis depicting 4 different possible positions of the uterus.
medical illustration of This image depicts different types of monozygotic twins, emphasizing the differences in the chorion and amnion and stages of cleavage.
medical illustration of The 3 different types of lies seen in parturition: longitudinal cephalic, longitudinal breech, and transverse. Different skin tones are used to increase racial representation.
medical illustration of This image series depicts the normal testis anatomy and how an abnormal tunica vaginalis can allow the testis to rotate, causing Bell Clapper Deformity. This then leads to testicular torsion.
medical illustration of Left image depicts the anatomy of the habenula in an axial section of the brain. 

Right image depicts the efferent and afferent projections and the nuclei involved.
medical illustration of This 16x20 poster depicts the dermatomes of the head and neck- the cutaneous areas of sensation. The areas are split among the 3 main sources: trigeminal nerve, posterior rami, and cervical plexus. Also included, per doctor's request, is an illustration demonstrating an occipital nerve block.  Use: to help explain to patients the anatomy of sensory innervation and how nerve blocks work.
medical illustration of The goal of this brochure was to create a product that parents of epileptic children could give to their teachers to educate them on how to handle an epileptic episode specific to the child. Inside the gate fold is a poster for display, explaining all the steps. The back panel provides a form for the parent or physician to fill out specific to the child so the teacher may have it easily on hand. Purple was used throughout since it is the color for epilepsy awareness.
medical illustration of Illustration depicting a coronal section of the anus and rectum. Anal sphincter muscles, venous plexuses, and other features are demonstrated.
medical illustration of This image directs the stepwise process of a Vertical Rectus Abdominis Myocutaneous flap procedure used in reconstructive surgery to repair perineal defects, such as anorectal cancer.
medical illustration of This image depicts the Myocutaneous Gracilis Flap Procedure used in reconstructive surgery for perineal defects, such as anorectal cancer.
medical illustration of This image depicts deep brain stimulation for treatment of Parkinson's disease. Two callouts represent the location of the two most commonly stimulated nuclei, the globus pallidus internus and the subthalamic nucleus.
medical illustration of This image depicts the anatomy of the gingival epithelium with a callout demonstrating the location of hemidesmosomes.
medical illustration of This painting demonstrates the pathology of diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis on cervical vertebrae. It depicts how osteophytes may impinge on the recurrent laryngeal nerve, causing hoarseness.
medical illustration of This image is part of a series of illustrations depicting common treatments for cerebral palsy.
medical illustration of This image is part of a series of illustrations depicting common treatments of cerebral palsy. Electrical stimulation is used to identify the rootlets that are causing abnormal contractions. The rootlets are severed to alleviate symptoms.
medical illustration of This image is part of a series of illustrations depicting common treatments of cerebral palsy. Baclofen is released into cerebral spinal fluid in the intrathecal space, delivered by a pump underneath the skin.
medical illustration of The image on the left depicts the anatomy of the nasopalatine duct. The image on the right depicts a cyst that has formed from the duct, causing a large defect in the maxilla. This was part of a research poster on a case in which the cyst was surgically removed and the bone defect repaired.
medical illustration of This image was created for a research poster about an unusual case of Bell's palsy, in which it was postulated that dormant Herpes virus in the geniculate ganglion was aggravated by wisdom teeth extraction surgery, causing inflammation of the ganglion and leading to facial paralysis.
medical illustration of This image contrasts damaged myelin with healthy myelin to demonstrate the concept of demyelination seen in chronic idiopathic demyelination polyneuropathy.
medical illustration of This poster explains how menotropins, follicle-stimulating hormone, and leutinizing hormone induce ovarian follicle growth and increase fertility. It depicts the binding of hormones to their receptors on the theca and granulosa cell membranes to induce maturation of follicle and eggs, ending in the release of a mature egg.
medical illustration of This image serves to educate medical professions on the difference between rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis with attention to their effects on the hands. It also depicts the difference in pathology of the joints.
medical illustration of This piece was made to accompany a Physician Assistant student's research titled
medical illustration of This image is part of a series created for a medical school lecture PowerPoint to depict the histological appearances of common testicular tumors. It features spermatocytic tumor, choriocarcinoma, embryonal carcinoma, and teratoma.
medical illustration of This image depicts the process that occurs in a type III hypersensitivity reaction using the arthus reaction as an example. The reaction of the immune system to external and internal stimuli are complex processes. The simple style and flow of steps helps explain the complicated process.
medical illustration of A 3D skull created in ZBrush and Cinema4D.
medical illustration of This project illustrates the detailed anatomy of temporomandibular joint, including the vascular supply, innervation, cartilage, ligaments, and tendons. It is intended for a surgical atlas or textbook so surgical residents may effectively assist in a TMJ surgery.
medical illustration of This image depicts steps of a laparoscopic cholecystectomy surgery and is featured on a mock journal cover. The cystic artery has been cut, the cystic duct is being cut, and the gallbladder is being removed from the liver.
medical illustration of This image was created for a medical school lecture PowerPoint to show the different distributions of desmoglein 1 and 3 in the skin vs mucosa.  Additionally, it depicts how antibodies to either desmoglein result in different clinical presentations.
medical illustration of This image serves to show the relationship of the nerves, arteries, muscles, ligaments, etc. to each other in the wrist, particularly the Guyon/Ulnar Canal and Carpal Tunnel areas.
medical illustration of Part of a series on testicular tumors, this image depicts the different histological appearances of some of yolk sac tumor variants. Yolk sac tumors are non-seminomatous germ cell tumors. Variants include microcytic, glandular, endodermal sinus, and hepatoid.
medical illustration of This image shows the typical branching pattern of veins of the face and scalp in relation to the skull.
medical illustration of It has been observed that students in undergraduate anatomy and physiology have difficulty understanding the 2D slices they see in the microscope and how they represent a 3D structure in space. This poster serves to demonstrate how various misunderstood 3D structures may appear when sliced and processed into what we seen in the microscope.
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This poster depicts histological anatomy of the gastrointestinal tract for display in an undergraduate anatomy or histology lab. It describes the four layers of the GI tract from the esophagus to the colon, highlighting the distinct and similar features of each region. The intended objectives are to: Show the similarities and differences between areas and help students identify different regions based on distinct features.
medical illustration of This poster is an advertising example of a drug by explaining the effects on the structure and function of bronchioles. It depicts the path of the drug into the airways and how it enters the nuclei of respiratory cells to alter gene transcription, up-regulating production of cytokines.
medical illustration of This series of images depicts the chevron osteotomy technique for correcting a mild bunion deformity.
medical illustration of This illustration depicts a ganglion impar nerve block injection as performed by an interventional radiologist for use in an ePoster presentation.
medical illustration of This exhibit was produced for physician defense to demonstrate normal cervical anatomy and the pre-operative anatomy of the patient, explaining why the patient needed surgery.
medical illustration of This project was created for the cover of a special issue (“Kynurenine Pathway in Aging”) of Experimental Gerontology. It serves to depict the conversion of tryptophan to kynurenine and its relationship to the aging body, including osteoporosis, Alzheimer's disease, vascular disorders, and liver disorders. The bright blue and yellow of kynurenine and tryptophan, respectively, complement the bright colors of the Experimental Gerontology default cover.
medical illustration of The small spaces and tiny contents of the anal and urogenital triangles are confusing to distinguish and identify. This piece serves to teach the viewer 1) where the perineum is located and how it is subdividing (including views in cross section) 2) the contents of the perineum and the subdivisions, 3) the blood supply and innervation to the perineum including important branches and their locations.
medical illustration of This project was a journal cover mock-up for Neurobiology of Aging that highlights the relationship of Alzheimer's and vascular disorders discussed in an article. The metaphorical approach engages interest and communicates the idea of the enzyme BACE-1 being the link between Alzheimer's and vascular disorders. A painterly approach helps reinforce that it is not a realistic depiction, but metaphorical and interpretive.
medical illustration of This surgery series depicts exposure, drainage, and removal of a dermoid ovarian cyst in order to educate surgical residents. The surgery was observed and sketched in the operating room, after which final sketches were created. Consultation with the surgeon aided in accuracy.
medical illustration of This poster teaches the anatomy and the conscious and unconscious pathways of proprioception. This includes the integration with the vestibular and visual systems and the various types of somatic proprioceptors. How the sense is tested is also included.
medical illustration of This project was produced for a medical school neuroanatomy lab manual on somatosensory pathways, formed by the trigeminothalamic pathways. The trigeminothalamic pathways involve the cranial V nuclei and nerves. This piece was specific to the face and was style-matched to others depicting other pathways.
medical illustration of This piece demonstrates the 
gross and cellular anatomy of the nasal cavity and how it functions in olfaction. Odorants are seen traveling to the respiratory mucosa and being recognized by bipolar sensory neurons that relay information to the brain via the olfactory bulb.
medical illustration of This is an educational piece for a PowerPoint presentation in a medical school lecture. It serves to compare/contrast the pathology of acute rheumatic fever & chronic rheumatic heart disease, including the gross and histological changes in the mitral valve.
medical animation of 1. The role of chromokinesin in moving chromosomes to the metaphase plate during mitosis.
2. Removal of a lesion and reconstruction using a bilobe flap plastic surgery procedure.
3. A 3D scapula model
4. A 3D skull model
5. 3D scissors cutting suture
6. Antibodies blocking acetylcholine receptors in myasthenia gravis, a type II hypersensitivity reaction.
7, A young boy getting a nosebleed in an animation on how to treat nosebleeds.
8. An apoptotic cell being engulfed by an immune cell.


Keri Leigh Jones is a certified medical illustrator who received her Bachelor of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology and Master of Science in Medical Illustration from Augusta University. Throughout her education, she learned extensive anatomy, histology, development, and pathology that equips her to create high-quality visuals for a variety of medical clientele. Teaching and tutoring anatomy gave her the opportunity to reinforce and share her knowledge. She received extensive training in a variety of techniques allowing her to produce a variety of products for healthcare needs. She is a member of the Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI). For Keri, medical illustration blends her two loves of art and biology. Her life-long passion gives her intense drive to create engaging imagery that accurately depicts how life works at all levels, from molecule to organism.


Animation, Airbrush, Cartoon, Collage, Color, Design, Line, Line with Color, Photography, 3D, Models, Microscopy


Allergy / Immunology, Anatomy, Biology, Cardiac Surgery / Cardiology, Cell biology / Histology, Dentistry, Dermatology, Disease Management, Embryology, Emergency Medicine, Endocrinology / Metabolic, Gastroenterology, General Medicine, General Surgery, Genetics, Maternal / Child, Medical Devices, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, Neurosurgery, Obstetrics / Gynecology, Orthopaedics, Pediatrics, Pharmacology, Reconstructive Surgery, Reproductive Biology, Respiratory, Urology, Vascular Surgery, Virology, Injuries, Legal Exhibits, Oncology, Mechanism of Action (MOA), Health & Wellness, Pathology, Plastic Surgery