UF BME announces winners of the 2019 Art of Research Photo Contest

Mary Kasper

Science becomes art in the winning and notable photographs from the J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering 2019 Art of Research Photo Contest. Thank you to all who submitted their images!

This annual event celebrates the art of research through the eyes of BME faculty, staff and students. Judging was based on scientific significance, originality, and artistic and/or visual impact of the images. The winning photo, called “Notorious DRG,” by Mary Kasper, BME Ph.D. student, was chosen for its breathtaking composition. The 2019 winners will be displayed on the ground floor of the Biomedical Sciences Building.

1st Place:
“Notorious DRG”
Mary Kasper
BME Ph.D. student
Schmidt Lab
Neurite projections from a dorsal root ganglia.
Mary Kasper










2nd Place:
“The Starry Night”
Smit Patel
BME Ph.D. student
Stabler Lab
Insulin producing beta-cells stained for nuclei and cellular
actin filaments.

Smit Patel Photo











3rd Place:
“Palm Chomp”
Parker Kotlarz
BME undergraduate student
Nino Lab
Palm fibers as a substrate for cell growth modified in resemblance of an alligator.