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AMI #28

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Tim Fitzgerald

medical illustration of This image generalizes the electrochemical steps involved in memory depotentiation at the synapse between neurons. A stimulus activates NMDAR, which then permit calcium entry into the cell. As the cell depolarizes, VGCC activates and allows more calcium to flow into the cell. This intracellular calcium-oscillation mobilizes proteins that will eventually cause the cell to degrade the AMPA receptors by means of endocytosis.
medical illustration of This is an image of conotoxin and an inset of how it affects a voltage-gated calcium channel (VGCC). Conotoxin is a peptide toxin created by a tropical marine snail (Conus victoriae). Aside from VGCCs, the toxin also targets voltage-gated sodium channels, voltage-gated potassium channels, and nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. Conotoxins are being explored as an option for pain-relief therapy.
medical illustration of This illustration was part of a proposal for a pharmaceutical company’s presentation. The illustration shows molecules in the extracellular space hovering over proteins that are embedded in a lipid bilayer. There are visuals underneath the proteins to symbolize the actions that occur downstream when the molecules bind to their receptors.
medical illustration of The art was originally created to demonstrate an understanding of research materials, but then accompanied an article submission in a recent publication of the
medical illustration of This diagram shows the blood and nerve innervation of whale skin. The main area of focus is the dermal papilla, where the vessels from the dermis push the stratum basale up into the stratum granuloseum layer. The series of images along the bottom of the page demonstrate common patterns of innervation in the dermal papilla.
medical illustration of This illustration is a colored interpretation of a lumbar disc herniation and adjacent anatomy. The layout includes an orientation image to give viewers familiarity with the level of the scan.
medical illustration of This illustration is a colored interpretation of a disc herniation and osteophytes in a female patient's neck. The layout includes an orientation image to give viewers familiarity with the level of the scan.
medical illustration of This colorized film interpretation shows calcium deposits within the patellar ligament. *Patient's name was replaced for privacy purposes.
medical illustration of This medical legal board shows an MRI scan and a colored interpretation of it for jury education. An orientation image of the scan is included, too.
medical illustration of This legal art board illustrates the fatal medical malpractice that occurred during surgery. The board includes an anatomy image for jury education, followed by the subsequent steps that led to the patient's fate.
medical illustration of This image is a medical legal art board for an acetabular fracture repair. The series of illustrations introduces the injury and surgical steps to remedy the fracture. Text accompanies each image to guide the reader through the steps.
medical illustration of This illustration is a colored interpretation of the Circle of Willis found in angiogram images (small branches excluded). The layout includes an orientation of the scan level, as well as orthographic views of the arteries in a complete brain for context.
medical illustration of This is a sketch of a bovine (cow or ox) cervical vertebra that was found in marshes along the Georgia coast. The transverse foramen (vertebrarterial canals) and short spine are key anatomical identifiers for the group of cervical vertebrae.
medical illustration of The original sketch for this infographic was made at a ‘SciArt Meetup’ event at the Florida Museum of Natural History (color and graphical details added afterwards). The graphics on the left include a breakdown of the time period and geographical location of the ancient animal’s existence.
medical illustration of This illustration is a direct interpretation of a dog's medical film.
medical illustration of This image, sized for a science journal, shows one effect of chlorpyrifos on the human body, particularly in the nervous system. In the ‘normal’ scenario, the enzyme acetylcholinesterase (or cholinesterase) breaks down the neurotransmitter, acetylcholine. In the clinical scenario, the pesticide inhibits the enzyme from working properly, thus leading to an accumulation of acetylcholine. The build-up can cause over-stimulation of nerves, muscles, and glands.


Tim Fitzgerald is an Atlanta-area medical illustrator and animator. He has a strong passion for public health and patient education, as well as visualizing medical research. Tim earned his MFA in Medical Illustration from Rochester Institute of Technology (2014), building on his BFA in Illustration and minor in Biology from New Jersey City University (2011). Along with the required medical illustration courses, Tim found it both necessary and entertaining to take advance-level biology courses, such as Immunology and Pathophysiology, to better prepare him for what projects may lie ahead. Tim's timely, organized personality may border on the obsessive, but it has only made him a better asset for a variety of clients. So do not hesitate to contact him to discuss your upcoming projects!


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