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Art of Science Gallery 06

Axiovision image analysis
Joanna Shisler and Ed Roy 
Joanna Shisler Laboratory
Ed Roy Laboratory
Funded by the NIH

Viruses are artful dodgers, expressing proteins that evade the body’s immune response. Researchers can study the proteins that allow viruses to sneak in by using special labeling techniques to observe viral gene activity in infected cells. The colors seen in this image come from labeling of cells infected with vaccinia virus, and will help clarify how viral genes allow poxviruses to cause infections.