Dr. Goodsell creates cellular landscapes that accurately illustrate the size, shape, and distribution of proteins in their natural environment of the cell. These unique water color images connect the molecular world, inferred by X-ray crystallography and NMR spectroscopy, with the cellular world, observed by light and electron microscopy.
Influenza is a persistent health phenomenon that infects up to 10% (740 million) of the human population each year. The cellular, watercolor landscapes featured in Flu Fight: Immunity & Infection© will take your students from infection of the ciliated epithelial cells that line the upper respiratory tract, through virus neutralization by antibodies in the mucosal barrier. Influenza - in the absence of antibodies - breaches the barrier and binds in the cell membrane before fusing with the endosomal membrane and finally releasing segmented viral RNA genome into the cytoplasm. Illustrate your discussions about infectious disease and immunity with this beautiful, accurate panorama that identifies key proteins and other molecular structures and explains their functions!
Enhance your students' conceptual understanding of immunity and infection with multiple models. Use our Antibody and Antigen Models to actively simulate the antibody binding and specificity illustrated in the panorama.