Arms and Stars

Year: 
2014
Ranking: 
Honorable Mention
Artist: 
Kelly Noah, Otto Guedelhoefer
Department: 
MCDB
Lab: 
Smith Lab

Description

Brittle stars are amazing fragile creatures but possess impressive powers of regeneration.  They're unique evolutionary position makes them a potential Rosetta Stone for explaining the origins of appendage regeneration and the corresponding lack of limb regeneration in humans.  The image is a montage of two epifluorescence micrographs of regenerating brittle stars stained for cell structural elements and nuclei.

CSEP CNSI Schuller Lab UCSB