Two scientists at the Morgridge Institute for Research—Jayhun Lee and Jiaye “Henry” He—were named winners in the 2018 Cool Science Image Contest, competing against more than 170 submitted images and videos.
Jayhun Lee, a postdoctoral fellow in the Newmark Lab at the Morgridge Institute, used a laser scanning confocal microscope to capture a blue-stained image of Schistosoma mansoni, a parasitic flatworm that causes schistosomiasis. Schistosomiasis is a neglected tropical disease affecting hundreds of millions of people in Africa, Asia and parts of South America.
Henry He, a doctoral student in the Huisken Lab at Morgridge, along with Liz Haynes, a postdoctoral fellow in integrative biology at UW-Madison, produced a video showcasing the branching growth of sensory neurons in the early development stages of a zebrafish. The video clip represents 24 hours of growth, captured by light sheet microscopy.
Explore all 12 winning entries in the UW-Madison Cool Science Image Contest.