Cell biology meets Hollywood animation

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Biologist Janet Iwasa spent three months in Hollywood studying animation. It’s paying off. Check out her stunning visualization of the molecular events that allow HIV to invade the immune system’s T cells, which earned a shoutout from NIH director Francis S. Collins this week. Iwasa is a research assistant professor in the biochemistry department at the University of Utah, where I work as a science writer.

 

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