Winners of 2019 “Show Us Your Brain Contest!”

Congratulations to the winners of this years “Show Us Your Brain Contest!”

THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE WHO SUBMITTED EXTRAORDINARY PHOTOS & VIDEOS!!!

 

High-Resolution MORF3-labeled Hippocampal Neurons  - First Place winner

FIRST PLACE VIDEO WINNER
High-Resolution MORF3-labeled Hippocampal Neurons

Using MORF3 and SHIELD, pyramidal neurons were sparsely labelled and imaged at very high resolution deep within a whole hemisphere

From UCLA:  X. William Yang, MD, PhD: http://yanglab.npih.ucla.edu/?page_id=18

From MIT:  Kwanghun(KC) Chung, PhD: http://imes.mit.edu/people/faculty/chung-kwanghun/

 

 

 

 

3D Diffusion Tractography  - Second Place winner

SECOND PLACE VIDEO WINNER
3D Diffusion Tractography

Created at the USC Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute

From USC Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute: JamesStanis– Medical Animator

https://loni.usc.edu/about_loni/people#James_Stanis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Neural Circuit in the Storm - third Place winner

THIRD PLACE VIDEO WINNER
Neural circuit in the storm

3D image of parvalbumin+ neurons (red, neurites; green, presynaptic puncta) swimming through the waves of GAD1+ (cyan) neurons. Go PV circuitry!

From MIT in the Chung Lab: Young-GyunPark, PhD. - Postdoctoral Fellow

 

http://www.chunglab.org/members

http://www.chunglab.org/

 

 

 

 

Light Me Up Picture - First Place winner

FIRST PLACE PHOTO WINNER
Light Me Up!

Light-based rendering of deep brain stimulation’s electrical excitation of neuronal fiber pathways to treat patients with traumatic brain injury.

From the Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute, University of Utah, Andrew Janson, Graduate Student Research Assistant

https://www.sci.utah.edu/people/ajanson.html

 

 

 

Dancing Devils - Second Place winner

SECOND PLACE PHOTO WINNER
Dancing Devils

Mouse hippocampal neuron stained for f-actin (red) and tubulin (green) look like the devil dancing ballet.

From NIH, NHLBI in the Geller Lab Group -SharadaTilve, PhD – Postdoctoral Fellow

https://ldn.nhlbi.nih.gov/people.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Neural Circuit in the Storm - third Place winner

THIRD PLACE PHOTO WINNER
Neural circuit in the storm

3D image of parvalbumin+ neurons (red, neurites; green, presynaptic puncta) swimming through the waves of GAD1+ (cyan) neurons. Go PV circuitry!

From MIT in the Chung Lab: Young-GyunPark, PhD. - Postdoctoral Fellow

 

http://www.chunglab.org/members

http://www.chunglab.org/