Dr. Goodsell creates cellular landscapes that accurately illustrate the size, shape, and distribution of proteins in their natural environment of the cell. These unique watercolor images connect the molecular world, inferred by X-ray crystallography and NMR spectroscopy, with the cellular world, observed by light and electron microscopy.

In our Mitochondria Poster© students will see the large protein complexes of the electron transport chain, which create the electrochemical gradient that powers ATP synthase to build ATP. ATP is then transported out of the mitochondrion by the adenine nucleotide translocator, and diffuses through the channels in the VDAC protein in the outer membrane.