Original Artwork

Here’s some renditions of things I have seen over the years.

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Portrait of a Vagal Ganglion (Acrylic, 2015)

This is a portrait, and I have taken artistic liberties. But not so many as did Pablo Picasso with some of his portraits! At least someone who knows vagal ganglia will likely recognize it.

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CGRP 6E in the Rat Vena Porta (Acrylic, circa 1992)

This is a painting from a photograph I took when I was a graduate student, of sensory nerve fibers expressing the neuropeptide Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide (CGRP), in the hepatic portal vein. The portal vein is the big vein that carries nutrients from the gut to the liver. I had hoped to include the image in a publication, but my advisor, Catia Sternini, pointed out that we already had enough photos for the paper. But I liked it so much I painted it. When Catia saw this painting, she liked it too and decided we should include the original photo in the paper, after all. (Goehler, LE & Sternini, C, Calcitonin gene-related peptide innervation of the rat hepatobiliary system, Peptides, 1996, 17:209-217)

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