The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) held a BioArt Competition to showcase the artistic side of science and technology. Eleven images and two videos were selected as winners of this year’s competition. Sean T Glenn, an ABRF member, along with his colleagues Heinz Baumann, Mary Kay Ellsworth, and Kenneth W. Gross from the Roswell Park Cancer Institute submitted an image of Rainbow-hued cells colored to indicate their lineage in a mouse model of pancreatic cancer. Glenn and his colleagues image reflects their research focus on pancreatic cancer. Members of a FASEB society or those who receive federal funding are eligible to submit an art piece, image or video, that reflect ’21st Century biomedical and life science research’.
For more information on Glenn’s image and other winning images and videos please visit the FASEB BioArt website.
Heinz Baumann*, Sean T. Glenn†, Mary Kay Ellsworth, and Kenneth W. Gross‡
Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY
Research Focus: Pancreatic cancer
When multiple tumors or cancers have spread throughout the body, distinguishing which cell came from which tumor can be difficult. To overcome this challenge, this research team used “confetti” fluorescent labeling in their mouse model of pancreatic cancer. In this proof of concept image, adult mouse cells were induced to randomly make one of four different fluorescent molecules. The descendants of these cells continue to produce the same color as their parent cell. The NIH National Cancer Institute funds this research project, which seeks to identify genetic changes that contribute to pancreatic cancer.
*American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
†Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities
‡American Physiological Society