Visual Biomedical Communicatioin

Activation of STAT3 by PKM2

Molecular illustration of the mechanism of activation of signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) molecules. When a dimeric form of pyruvate kinase M2 (PKM2) enters the nucleus it activates the transcription of mitogen-activated protein kinase 5 (MEK5).

The Micro-pumping Mechanism of Hummingbirds Tongues

A didactic poster that includes both 3D models and 2D schematic diagrams to illustrate the newly discovered mechanism of the hummingbirds tongues as a micro-pump.  

2017 Vizzies People's Choice in Posters & Graphics Category
Selected for 2017 UIC Legacies and Leaders gallery

Phenotypic Plasticity of Pristimantis mutabilis

The purpose of this illustration is to showcase the mutable rain-frog and its unique ability in skin texture transformation as an example of phenotypic plasticity.

2017 UIC Image of Research 1st Place in Still Image Category

Flexion of the Knee

Illustration showing the pelvic and lower limbs as well as four of the thigh muscles associated with knee flexion.

Pathway of the H. influenza Inflection

This medical legal piece describes the cause of a brain infection: The H. influenza bacteria originated in the ethmoid sinus traveled through the two bone fractures and entered the brain, resulting in death of the infant. 

Molecular scenery of HIV

This illustration is created to demonstrate the different layers of molecules within a HIV virus. This assignment was also aimed as a study for an efficient work-flow in Autodesk 3ds Max and Adobe After Effects.

3D Model of Horse Vertebra

This is a render of one of the 3 horse vertebrae models sculpted based on a 3D scan. The set of vertebrae was used to demonstrate an abnormal asymmetry of the spine.

Life Cycle of the Amphibian Chytrid Fungus

This team project illustrates a serious fungal condition that has been devastating frog populations around the globe. The fungus can penetrate through its host's skin and develop underneath. The change in skin structure will eventually kill the host as it interferes with the absorption of electrolytes.

Proper Nail-Trimming Technique for Canine

This illustration demonstrates the proper nail trimming techniques for both long and short nails to avoid bleeding.

Anatomy of the Hoof

This illustration is created for veterinary students to study the different structures of the hoof.

A Helping Hand

This editorial piece is created to accompany an article in the Northwestern Public Health Review discussing the health care for migrants from Syria. 

Potential Treatments for Urethral Stricture in Male

This is an educational piece created for the Urology Department at the UIC hospital aimed to provide the patient with an understanding of the different types of treatment in relation to the location to the stricture.

Hind Limb Ligaments in Equine

This anatomical piece is created for first year veterinary students to study the location and attachments of the ligaments in horse hind limb.

9 Human Foods That Will Harm Your Pet

Infographic created based on data collected between 2009-2012 on the percentage of different types of food poisoning reported in domestic animals.

Anatomy of the Paw Pads

This illustration shows the differences in appearances of digital and metatarsal pads between Canine and Ursidae.

Lipid A Extraction Method

This diagram is created to accompany a research paper in describing the method used to extract the lipid A in lipopolysaccharide (LPS) from the outer membrane of gram-negative bacteria.



The Emergency Treatment of Antifreeze Poisoning in Your Pets

Antifreeze poisoning is common in domestic animals and it can cause serious damage to their organs. This patient education animation shows the basic knowledge of antifreeze poisoning such as the symptoms and treatments. 


Incomplete Treatment of Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis is one of the major health concern in Uganda. Treatment involves a 8-month medication process, which many patients failed to complete as the symptoms seemed to be disappearing after the first two months. However, failing to complete the course of medication might worsen the disease and potentially result in mutated strains.