Biomolecular Illustration and Education
Biological systems are a source of constant amazement for me.
I use a combination of hand-drawn and computer graphics illustrations
to reveal the invisible world of molecules inside cells. Computer graphics
is a perfect way to display the atomic details of biological molecules.
Using experimental coordinates determined by x-ray crystallography or
other methods, we can see the position of every atom, and examine
how they work together to catalyze a reaction or carry genetic information.
To explore the environment inside cells, where millions of biomolecules
work together to perform the daily tasks of life, I use hand-drawn illustrations
in ink and watercolor. By using hand-drawn illustrations, I can easily bring together
information from many sources and combine them into a single image.
The links below lead to examples of my work, and places where my work
has been used in scientific education and outreach.
Molecules in Cells
Illustrations for Public Use
"The Molecular Perspective"
Volume Rendered Images
Walk-through-cell Exhibit at the Columbus Center
Resources for Illustrators