Congratulations to Neuroscience graduate students Chris Morrow and Tiaira Porter of the Moore lab!
Their project, a video capturing the movement of neural stem cells switching from dormancy to activity, was one of twelve projects chosen as winners for this year’s Cool Science Image competition.
Neural stem cells switch from a dormant to an active state in this video. The vigorous wigglers are starting a protein-maintenance program critical for efficient activation and differentiation into health brain cells.
The Cool Science Image Contest, now in its 10th year, helps recognize the technical and creative skills required to capture images or video that document science or nature, and benefits from sponsorship by Madison’s Promega Corp., with additional support from DoIT Digital Publishing and Printing Services and the UW–Madison Division of the Arts.
Winning entries are shared widely on UW–Madison websites and in public exhibitions, and all entries are showcased in a slide show at the Wisconsin Science Festival.
The contest winners — along with a slideshow of all entries — are typically displayed each fall in the McPherson Eye Research Institute’s Mandelbaum & Albert Family Vision Gallery on the 9th floor of WIMR. An exhibit will be scheduled and announced as activity on campus allows.
For a full list of winners, please follow this link: https://news.wisc.edu/the-winners-cool-science-images-2020/