Art of Science

Each year, the School of Medicine and Health Sciences invites SMHS medical students, graduate students, and postdocs to submit their artistic research images to the Art of Science contest. These images showcase our work and passion for science while highlighting the beauty and breadth of research in SMHS.

Students and postdocs may submit one image that captures their research with artistic style. A jury from SMHS selects winners for cash prizes based on the visual impact of the image.

We would like to congratulate the 2017 Art of Science Winners! Their images are currently on display in the Dean’s Suite in Ross Hall.

First Place:

Olfactory bulbAslam Akhtar, Medical student
Olfactory bulb interneurons (green) and astrocytes (magenta) in the brain

Additional Winners:

Shabnum Patel, PhD Postdoctoral Fellow
T cells producing different cytokines (in different colors) in an immune response to a microbial antigen

Naemeh Pourshafie, PhD student
Spinal motor neurons derived from stem cells with dendrites and axons (red), motor neuron marker (green), and nuclei (blue)

Jessica Schenck, PhD student
Cerebellum with myelin (red), astrocytes (green), and nuclei (blue)

Art of Science in SMHS News:

Contest Highlights the Art of Science at SMHS by Katherine Dvorak