Anita Mora

Team Lead, Visual and Medical Arts Unit

Major Areas of Research

  • Scientific illustration
  • Photography
  • 3D animation
  • Video technology

Program Description

The Visual and Medical Arts Unit (VMA) at Rocky Mountain Laboratories enables investigators to communicate complex phenomena to both the scientific community and the general public. The VMA operates in all venues of modern communication including You Tube, Facebooks, Twitter, Pinterest and Flickr to insure scientific achievements reach the widest possible audience.  The Unit uses a state-of-the-art comprehensive suite of illustration, design, photography, 3D animation, and video technology. 

Research Group

Anita Mora, Visual Information Specialist
Austin Athman, Visual Information Specialist
Ryan Kissinger, Medical Illustrator
Alex Stewart, Intern

Mora Research Group
Credit: NIAID

Left to right, Anita Mora, Austin Athman, Alex Stewart, Ryan Kissinger

Videos

Explore the medical illustrations, colorized images and animations projects that are produced by the Visual and Medical Arts Unit.

Understanding Food Allergy

Influenza: Get the (Antigenic) Drift

How a Drug Becomes a Drug

How Influenza Pandemics Occur

Tracking Ebola in the Congo Jungle

Images

Colorized SEM of Coxiella burnetti.
Credit: NIAID

Colorized SEM of Coxiella burnetti

Colorized SEM of Ebola virus on vero cells.
Credit: NIAID

Colorized SEM of Ebola virus on vero cells.

Colorized SEM of Francisella tularensis.
Credit: NIAID

Colorized SEM of Francisella tularensis.

Colorized TEM of Corona Virus.
Credit: NIAID

Colorized TEM of Corona Virus.

Colorized SEM of Salmonella
Credit: NIAID

Colorized SEM of Salmonella .

Colorized SEM of Yersina pestis on flea mouth parts
Credit: NIAID

Colorized SEM of Yersina pestis on flea mouth parts.

Colorized SEM of HIV
Credit: NIAID

Colorized SEM of HIV

Flu Virus Particles
Credit: NIAID

Colorized TEM of Influenza

Colorized SEM of Klebsiella pneumoniae.
Credit: NIAID

Colorized SEM of Klebsiella pneumoniae

Colorized SEM of MRSA
Credit: NIAID

Colorized SEM of MRSA

Colorized SEM of MRSA
Credit: NIAID

Colorized SEM of MRSA.

 

Illustrations

 

Diagram of Malaria Merizoite.
Credit: NIAID

Diagram of Malaria Merizoite.

Illustration depicting nutrient transport to malaria parasite in human blood cells.
Credit: NIAID

Illustration depicting nutrient transport to malaria parasite in human blood cells.

Illustration of immune response in human intestines
Credit: NIAID

Illustration of immune response in human intestines

Ebola virus diagram
Credit: NIAID

Ebola virus diagram.

Illustration of membrane proteins in Malaria parasites.
Credit: NIAID

Illustration of membrane proteins in Malaria parasites.

Illustration of virus entry into immune cells.
Credit: NIAID

Illustration of virus entry into immune cells.

Illustration depicting invasion of malaria parasite into human blood cells.
Credit: NIAID

Illustration depicting invasion of malaria parasite into human blood cells. 

Antibodies and an influenza virus.
Credit: NIAID

Antibodies and an influenza virus.

Illustration of protein export pathway illuminated
Credit: NIAID

Illustration of protein export pathway illuminated.

Illustration of pills spilling from a prescription bottle
Credit: NIAID

Illustration from How a Drug Becomes A Drug video. Watch: How a Drug Becomes A Drug video

Content last reviewed on February 6, 2017