Cells I See Gallery

2017 Cells I See Gallery

"A World for Stem Cells" by Mary Tureez

"A World for Stem Cells" by Mary Tureez

The image is shown through a microscopic view of endothelial cells that have been trypsinized. The image is portrayed as Earth, referring to it as a world for stem cells since endothelial cells can be used for the growth of stem cells.

"The Matrix" by Qin Liang

"The Matrix" by Qin Liang

Neurons, differentiated from human embryonic stem cells, stained with DAPI, beta-TubulinIII (white) and Ki67 (red), remind me of the classic movie The Matrix. “The Matrix is everywhere. It is all around us. Even now, in this very room. You can see it when you out your window or when you turn on yo...

"Stem Cells in Bloom" by Maria Abou Chakra

"Stem Cells in Bloom" by Maria Abou Chakra

The sketch represents how I see a stems cells' potential--- a single cells can develop " bloom " and differentiate into a variety of types of cells. The base of the vase represents the pluripotent stem cells and the cells that it differentiates into such as other precursors, neuron, blood, intestina...

"Andyoblast" by Moshen Afshar

"Andyoblast" by Moshen Afshar

Inspired by Andy Warhol’s artwork depicted in this photo is an array of skeletal muscle tissue fibroblasts and nuclei arranged in diverse colours.

"Beehive" by Moshen Afshar

"Beehive" by Moshen Afshar

A transverse section of a skeletal muscle imaged with a confocal microscope.

"It's a Wrap" by Peggy Assinck

"It's a Wrap" by Peggy Assinck

Here we show a GFP-positive newly formed ensheathing/myelinating oligodendrocyte observed after a contusion spinal cord injury in a PDGFRaCreER: Rosa26-mGFP(mT/mG) transgenic mouse spinal cord. Our lab recently showed that PDGFRa+ oligodendrocyte precursor cells (OPCs) can form multiple different g...

"Keep Dreaming" by Tahani Baakdhah

"Keep Dreaming" by Tahani Baakdhah

There is always a light at the end of the tunnel… keep dreaming!

"Eclipse" by Sadegh Davoudi

"Eclipse" by Sadegh Davoudi

"Galaxy" by Sadegh Davoudi

"Galaxy" by Sadegh Davoudi

"Medusozoa" by Laura de la Vega Reyes

"Medusozoa" by Laura de la Vega Reyes

This jellyfish-like structure is composed of a neural aggregate differentiated from human induced pluripotent stem cells with drug releasing microparticles. The tentacle-like projections of the neurites growing and reaching out to form connections resemble a jellyfish swimming in the ocean.

"Solar Flare" by Laura de la Vega Reyes

"Solar Flare" by Laura de la Vega Reyes

Axonal threads fling themselves from the neural aggregate like flares from the sun. Human induced pluripotent stem cells were differentiated into neural tissue.

"Road to Regeneration" by Ahmad Galuta

"Road to Regeneration" by Ahmad Galuta

A Neuronal Network in a Dish: These neurons have been formed by the differentiation of adult human spinal cord neural cells, which represent a promising endogenous target for treating spinal cord disorders.

"The Deep Dive" by Wendy Gu.

"The Deep Dive" by Wendy Gu.

3D illustration inspired by SEM images of stem cells with a cinematic flare.

"The Roots of Life" by Frederique Larroquette

"The Roots of Life" by Frederique Larroquette

Human dopaminergic neurons differentiated from induced pluripotent stem cells in the microfluidics devices created by the company ANANDA Devices.

"Supernova Tango - The Dance of the Cosmos" by Marissa Lithopoulos

"Supernova Tango - The Dance of the Cosmos" by Marissa Lithopoulos

Image of neural progenitor cells that spontaneously differentiated into neurons (Tuj1+) in yellow and oligodendrocytes (O4+) in red. Cells appear as supernovas, dancing and dazzling in the night sky.

"Fight to the Death" by Jennifer Ma

"Fight to the Death" by Jennifer Ma

Cells are constantly competing with one another for nutrients and space. Sometimes, "winner" cells will directly eliminate their less-fit ("loser") neighbours. As a result of competition, elite cells may take over the population. In this watercolour piece, pointillism is used to capture competition ...

"Tree of Fate" by Jennifer Ma, Shreya Shukla and John Edgar.

"Tree of Fate" by Jennifer Ma, Shreya Shukla and John Edgar.

Much like a growing tree, cells can sense their environment & let it guide their growth & fate. This hand-drawn illustration represents how synergistic signaling can trigger cascades of regulatory events and impact T cell lineage commitment. The Tree of Fate connects the endogenous genetic program w...

"New Kind of Moon" by Marie-Agnes M’Callum

"New Kind of Moon" by Marie-Agnes M’Callum

Glycogen storage revealed by Period acid-Schiff staining in IPSCs-derived hepatocytes.

"Cell Core" by Marie-Agnes M’Callum.

"Cell Core" by Marie-Agnes M’Callum.

“One image is worth a thousand words.” This image represents the beauty of the 3D cell culture.

"Reptilian Radial Glia" by Rebecca McDonald

"Reptilian Radial Glia" by Rebecca McDonald

Radial glial are a type of stem cell which have long processes spanning the brain. Radial glia rise to new brain cells, which use the processes as a path to travel to their final destination. Though they are not present in all adult animals, reptiles such as the gecko (studied in our lab), keep them...

"Go with the Flow" by Samantha Payne

"Go with the Flow" by Samantha Payne

This image depicts a rat brain that has been transplanted with human neural stem cells. Human cells are coloured red, and migrating cells (both rat and human) are coloured green. Overlap between red and green (yellow) represents migrating human cells. In this image I see migrating human cells swe...

"Impact" by Peter Szaraz

"Impact" by Peter Szaraz

Human umbilical cord derived stem cells differentiating into cardiomyocytes. Stainings: human nuclear antigene, sarcomeric actinin, SERCA, DAPI.

"Tide" by Peter Szaraz.

"Tide" by Peter Szaraz.

Human umbilical cord derived stem cells differentiation into cardiomycytes. Stainings: human nuclear antigene, sarcomeric actinin, SERCA, DAPI.

"It is not in the Stars to hold our Destiny" by Raymond Tran.

"It is not in the Stars to hold our Destiny" by Raymond Tran.

The differentiation of induced pluripotent stem cells into a more mature phenotype is not 100% efficient. Here were see the evolution of two distinct cell types form the same culture.

"Lights, Camera, Actin" by Raymond Tran

"Lights, Camera, Actin" by Raymond Tran

Some people perform better when under pressure. Likewise, some cells thrive when subjected to microscale forces. Here, we are studying the effect of tensional forces on induced pluripotent stem cell differentiation by micropatterning culture surfaces.

"Think Fast!" by Samantha Yammine

"Think Fast!" by Samantha Yammine

Like rubber around an electric wire, the cells in pink here insulate the electric message-conducting neurons in your brain, letting them send messages faster and more efficiency. They are called “oligodendrocytes,” which translates to “cells with many branches,” and they’re some of the las...

"Macrophage Invasion" by Stuart Young

"Macrophage Invasion" by Stuart Young

Macrophages (CD68+, green) express arginase-1 (Arg-1, yellow) when infiltrating an intramuscularly injected hydrogel containing rat adipose-derived stem/stromal cells (red). DAPI counterstain (blue).

2016 Cells I See Gallery

 
"New Hope" by Tahani Baakdah

"New Hope" by Tahani Baakdah

New hope for patients suffering from degenerative eye disease. New source for retinal pigmented epithelium is being discovered and characterized in our lab.

"Coronal Borealis" by Anastassia Voronova

"Coronal Borealis" by Anastassia Voronova

Murine cortical stem and precursor cells were electroporated in utero with piggy bac cytoplasmic GFP and the piggy bac transposase expression constructs. The piggy bac system allows GFP to be incorporated into genomic DNA thereby indelibly labeling progeny of electroporated cells. E14.5 electroporat...

"Flat, Fluorescent & Fabulous" by Natalie Montwill

"Flat, Fluorescent & Fabulous" by Natalie Montwill

This is a picture of bone marrow-derived stem cells that have differentiated into adipocytes. After a week of being cultured in adipogenic media, they were stained for fat (LipidTox – green fluorescent dye). The blue in the picture is DAPI staining. It was exciting seeing the distinct lipid drople...

"The Quest for Innervation" by Anastassia Voronova

"The Quest for Innervation" by Anastassia Voronova

Isolated neural stem and precursor cells from E13 murine developing cortex were transfected with cytoplasmic GFP. Transfected cells were cultured for 7 days in vitro. This image is of a single cortical neuron transfected with GFP (green).

"Nucleic Shower" by Natalie Montwill

"Nucleic Shower" by Natalie Montwill

This picture is of hemangioma-derived stem cells that have been put into adipogenic media for several days. Although adipogenesis is not as prominent, you can still see some differentiation in the background (stained green with LipidTox). However, the DAPI staining was clearly a success, and the pat...

"Brain Communication Chain" by Samantha Yammine

"Brain Communication Chain" by Samantha Yammine

Shown here are three neurons made from stem cells that are connecting with each other in a linear chain. Neurons transmit messages along these chains, and it is the many billions of connections like these that are responsible for everything we can do and perceive. It is through the plasticity of the...

"Icy Astrocytes" by Samantha Yammine

"Icy Astrocytes" by Samantha Yammine

These ghost-like shapes that seem to be floating beneath an icy surface are actually astrocytes differentiated from mouse embryonic neural stem cells. They have been pseudocoloured here for an eerie effect to reflect that these cells are still a mystery to researchers. Though they are very numerous ...

"We're All Made of Stardust" by Shreya Shukla

"We're All Made of Stardust" by Shreya Shukla

This image is a homage to Lawrence Krauss’s quote: “One of the most poetic facts I know about the universe is that essentially every atom in your body was once inside a star that exploded. Moreover, the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than did those in your right. We ...

"My Uncle's Stem Cells" by Jack Wylie

"My Uncle's Stem Cells" by Jack Wylie

Jack’s uncle underwent a hematopoietic stem cell transplant. Jack [age 5 ½] looked up “stem cells” on the Internet and created this picture for his uncle. The picture is how Jack sees blood stem cells.

"Iris" by Sabiha Hacibekiroglu

"Iris" by Sabiha Hacibekiroglu

Stained for blood vessel cells (endothelial cells) within the iris of a mouse, flat mount, confocal image. Stained with markers/antibodies for: CD31 (endothelial cells), col IV (collagen), Lectin (endothelial cells).

"Spring from Within" by Tahani Baakdah

"Spring from Within" by Tahani Baakdah

Imagine seeing a flower in a culture dish. How happy your day will be!

"Chrysalis" by Peter Feige

"Chrysalis" by Peter Feige

Immunofluorescent image of mitochondria present in muscle stem cells.

"Cellular Landscape" by Peter Feige

"Cellular Landscape" by Peter Feige

Immunofluorescent image of adipocytes present along muscle fascia.

"Cells We See" by Jen Ma

"Cells We See" by Jen Ma

In the past month I started combining my passion in art and hand-lettering with science. Through creative imagery and storytelling, my hope is to engage the public and reveal the fascinating world of stem cell research. This collage is a small collection of my recent artworks (posted on Instagram vi...

"Big Love From Your Embryonic Stem Cells" by Jen Ma

"Big Love From Your Embryonic Stem Cells" by Jen Ma

Combining hand-lettering, art, and science. This is one of the artworks that I posted on Instagram (@itslike-pudding) in hopes to engage the general public with our fascinating world of stem cell research. I collect interesting images from my colleagues or my own research, and turn them into mini-st...

"Reaching for Organoids" by Amy Wong

"Reaching for Organoids" by Amy Wong

This image “models” a well known Banksy art of a little girl reaching for a fly away balloon. In this image, a girl is reaching for lung organoids generated from pluripotent stem cells. The organoids have been stained for both nuclear and cell surface proteins. In the background are floating lun...

"Neural Strawberries: An Embryonic Stem Cell Origin" by Sakthi Moorthy

"Neural Strawberries: An Embryonic Stem Cell Origin" by Sakthi Moorthy

The picture “Neural Strawberries” is an unmodified immunostaining image of neural progenitor cells that are generated from embryonic stem cells in the lab. The beautiful red specks are from nuclear protein staining while the leafy green is from cell surface staining.

"Development in a Dish!" by Mukul Tewary

"Development in a Dish!" by Mukul Tewary

Micro-patterned human embryonic stem cell colony induced to initiate developmental fate patterning.

"Activated Fibroblasts" by Sogand Namdar

"Activated Fibroblasts" by Sogand Namdar

2015 Cells I See Gallery

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