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goodsell’s cell

goodsell’s cell

while making slides for my thesis proposal this friday, i came across this beautiful triptych of a macrophage attacking an e.coli cell. this painting definitely needed to shared; it does a fabulous job of illustrating how remarkably dense a living cell is. (the fact that interacting biomolecules find one another amidst this mess is proof that magic is real.)

i should also point out that the fellow who painted these watercolors, david goodsell, is also a professor of molecular biology at scripps. in other words, the man is a first-rate scientist and a first-rate artist. needless to say, as a third- or fourth-rate biologist and a forty-seventh-rate photographer, i’m blue-green with algaenvy.

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