Dr. Kenneth Yamada

NIH Distinguished Investigator

Chief, Cell Biology Section



Dr. Edna Cukierman

Associate Professor

Co-Leader, Pancreas Research Interest Group

Fox Chase Cancer Center


Dr. Tomer Avidor-Reiss, University of Toledo
"Rapid Evolution of Sperm Produces Diverse Centriole Structures that
reveals the most rudimentary structure needed for function"

Dr. Ann Miller, University of Michigan
"Form and function in epithelial cell division"


Dr. Daniel Suter, Purdue University
"Src-mediated tyrosine phosphorylation of cortactin is critical for growth
cone filopodia formation"


Dr. Qian Chen, University of Toledo
"Regulation of the Hippo pathway by the actin cytoskeleton in fission yeast"

Dr. Karen Beningo, Wayne State University


Dr. Ronit Wilk

SciArt Prints

About us

In my 20+ year career as a molecular scientist, I have had the privilege of analyzing amazing images under different types of microscopes. The one fact that has always stood out for me is that I never once got tired of looking through the lenses, admiring the most incredible nature creations. I was lucky to be constantly learning and contributing to the advancement of science while enjoying the view. It has long been my dream to create art out of science microscopy. This is why I embarked on this project of SciArt Prints.

I strongly believe that if people could see images that come out of research labs, the big gap that exists today between scientists and the public would significantly narrow. I admire the stunning designs and patterns that nature creates.  From a simple barley root to our very complicated nervous system. It is my hope and privilege to share this art for everyone to enjoy, appreciate and learn from.

SciArt is the marriage between ‘Art’ and ‘Science’ and I feel honoured to share my SciArt with you.



Ronit Wilk, PhD


University of Michigan

About Us

The University of Michigan unites scientists from many fields who work together to study organism development, function and disease.  The goal of these studies is to design new and effective ways to treat disease and provide better understanding of ourselves as well as the world that surrounds us.

In the course of this research, scientists use special stains to add color to the otherwise transparent tissues. Microscopes then allow detailed observation. The tiny biological structures revealed in these images are beautiful; we share them with you here as a fascinating combination of art and science that we call BioArtography.

On this site, you can purchase images displayed at the Ann Arbor Art Fair BioArtography Booth.  Proceeds from the sale of this work help support the training of our next generation of researchers.

Nikon's Small World

Celebrating 43 years of images captured by the light microscope

Nikon’s Small World is regarded as the leading forum for showcasing the beauty and complexity of life as seen through the light microscope. The Photomicrography Competition is open to anyone with an interest in microscopy and photography. The video competition, entitled Small World In Motion encompasses any movie or digital time-lapse photography taken through the microscope.

Student Image Response Exhibition

University of Toledo Department of Art

Three University of Toledo Department of Art students were invited by Toledo CellulART to create works of art inspired by microscopic images. Each student took a unique path in the development of their final work.

Rachelle Williams found inspiration in the fractures and tension within the images depicted stress. Williams created paintings that explore a topography of stress.

Domenic Pennetta used a specific index of imagery related to insects and reproduction. Pennetta created a series of drawings inspired by entomology. 

Tyler Saner appropriated components of every image and created a design system that focused on aspects of repetition and layering. Saner was inspired by organic systems of replication. 

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