MIL Image Contest 2015
Winners of the 2015 MIL Image Contest
Congratulations to our winners, whose images are featured belowI
All submitted images will be showcased on our website in the upcoming months.
First Place Winner
Garret A. Horton, MSc Student
Title: mCherry Fluorescent Protein Expression in the Hypoglossal Motor Nucleus
Description: Fluorescent microscopy image of a coronal section of the medulla oblongata from the brain of a transgenic mouse. Expression of the fluorescent protein “mCherry” can be seen in neurons of the hypoglossal motor nucleus (red) and all cell nuclei are shown in blue. The hypoglossal motor nucleus is the region of the brain that controls tongue muscle activity. mCherry expression is achieved through use of a viral vector that transduces neurons with mCherry encoding DNA. Cell nuclei were visualized using DAPI which is a fluorescent stain that labels nuclear DNA blue.
Second Place Winner
Sae Rin Jean, PhD Student
Title: Mitochondria and Nuclei of HeLa Cells 3
Third Place Winner
Ingrid Kao, MSc Student
Title: Basal-like breast cancer cells – Spindle type morphology
Description: This is a cultured cell line from a basal-like breast cancer mouse model stained with CK8 and CK14.
Winners received a giftcard to the University of Toronto Campus Bookstore and Computer Store for $300 (First Place Prize), $200 (Second Place Prize), or $100 (Third Place Prize).