Summer 2018

Gut Reaction

Need proof that beauty is in all things? See “Enteroid Supernova,” an image of enlarged, clumped-together enteroids.

By Courtney Hollands

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Need proof that beauty is in all things? See “Enteroid Supernova,” an image of enlarged, clumped-together human intestinal epithelial cells (or enteroids), which took first place in the Sackler Graduate Student Council’s recent science-art contest. Molecular microbiology Ph.D. student Mary Hahm, M21—who studies vibrio cholerae infection of enteroid monolayers with a focus on quorum sensing—created the almost-psychedelic effect by staining the cells to highlight actin in blue and tight junctions in red.

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