PhD Student Eliza Jaeger Wins First Place in Zuckerman Institute’s Art in Neuroscience

Thursday, September 22, 2022 - 14:45
A photo of an entire, cleared, larval salamander head with brain and skin showing

Image credit: Eliza Jaeger

Congratulations to PhD student Eliza Jaeger, who earned 1st place in the Scientific Award category in the Zuckerman Institute’s inaugural Art in Neuroscience contest. Research images were submitted from across the university that “demonstrate the power of fluorescence microscopy to light up hidden worlds inside living organisms.”

Eliza’s winning image shows “an entire, cleared, larval salamander (Pleurodeles waltl) head with its brain and skin shown in white and developing sensory projections along its arms, skin, and gills shown in red.” It was created in the lab of Maria Tosches, where staining was performed with help from Alonso Ortega Gurrola.

The presenters of the award note that the field is indebted to Biology Professor Martin Chalfie, “who with Osamu Shimamura and Roger Tsien received the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the discovery and development of the first fluorescent probe, the jellyfish-derived green fluorescent protein (GFP).”

You can learn more about the Art in Neuroscience awards and see all the winners here.

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