Molecules in Living Cells
Since the early 1990's, I have been working with a type of illustration
that shows portions of living cells magnified so that you can see
individual molecules. I try to make these illustrations as accurate
as possible, using information from atomic structure analysis, electron
microscopy, and biochemical analysis to get the proper number of molecules, in the proper place, and with the proper size and shape. I have described this work in several publications, including:
Inside a Living Cell (1991) Trends in Biochemical Sciences 16, 203-206.
A Look Inside the Living Cell (1992) American Scientist 80, 457-465.
Illustrating the Machinery of Life (2000) Journal of Biocommunication 27(4), 12-18.
Visual Methods from Atoms to Cells (2005) Structure 13, 347-354.
The links below lead to examples of this work.
Inside a Eukaryotic Cell
Macrophage and Bacterium
Illustrations for Public Use
"The Molecular Perspective"
Walk-through-cell Exhibit at the Columbus Center