Neurons dominate GDBBS contest-winning images

Lab Land’s editor enjoyed talking with several students about their work at the GDBBS Student Research Symposium last week. Neurons dominate the three contest-winning images. The Integrated Cellular Imaging core facility judged the winners. From left to right:

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1st Place: Stephanie Pollitt, Neuroscience

2nd Place: Amanda York, Biochemistry, Cell and Developmental Biology

3rd Place: Jadiel Wasson, Biochemistry, Cell and Developmental Biology

Larger versions and explanations below.

1st Place: Stephanie Pollitt, Neuroscience

Actin cytoskeleton within a mouse neuroblastoma cell, from James Zheng’s lab.

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2nd Place: Amanda York, Biochemistry, Cell and Developmental Biology

Actin dynamics within a neuron. Also from Zheng lab.

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3rd Place: Jadiel Wasson, Biochemistry, Cell and Developmental Biology. From David Katz’s lab.

This image is of a medium spiny neuron in the brain of an adult mouse.  The brain was processed via the classic Golgi-Cox stain which stains selective neurons with heavy metal precipitate.  This allows all of the projections, including dendrites and axons, and also dendritic spines, the tiny mushroom-like projections emanating from the dendrites, to be highlighted, revealing detailed information about neuronal structure.

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