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

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

Credit: NIAID

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.

Colorized SEM of Coxiella burnetti

Credit: NIAID

Colorized SEM of Ebola virus on vero cells.

Colorized SEM of Ebola virus on vero cells.

Credit: NIAID

Colorized SEM of Francisella tularensis.

Colorized SEM of Francisella tularensis.

Credit: NIAID

Colorized TEM of Corona Virus.

Colorized TEM of Corona Virus.

Credit: NIAID

Colorized SEM of Salmonella

Colorized SEM of Salmonella .

Credit: NIAID

Colorized SEM of Yersina pestis on flea mouth parts

Colorized SEM of Yersina pestis on flea mouth parts.

Credit: NIAID

Colorized SEM of HIV

Colorized SEM of HIV

Credit: NIAID

Flu Virus Particles

Colorized TEM of Influenza

Credit: NIAID

Colorized SEM of Klebsiella pneumoniae.

Colorized SEM of Klebsiella pneumoniae

Credit: NIAID

Colorized SEM of MRSA

Colorized SEM of MRSA

Credit: NIAID

Colorized SEM of MRSA

Colorized SEM of MRSA.

Credit: NIAID

 

Illustrations

 

Diagram of Malaria Merizoite.

Diagram of Malaria Merizoite.

Credit: NIAID

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

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

Credit: NIAID

Illustration of immune response in human intestines

Illustration of immune response in human intestines

Credit: NIAID

Ebola virus diagram

Ebola virus diagram.

Credit: NIAID

Illustration of membrane proteins in Malaria parasites.

Illustration of membrane proteins in Malaria parasites.

Credit: NIAID

Illustration of virus entry into immune cells.

Illustration of virus entry into immune cells.

Credit: NIAID

Illustration depicting invasion of malaria parasite into human blood cells.

Illustration depicting invasion of malaria parasite into human blood cells. 

Credit: NIAID

Antibodies and an influenza virus.

Antibodies and an influenza virus.

Credit: NIAID

Illustration of protein export pathway illuminated

Illustration of protein export pathway illuminated.

Credit: NIAID

Illustration of pills spilling from a prescription bottle

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

Credit: NIAID
Content last reviewed on February 6, 2017