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 YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Flickr to ensure 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

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
An HIV-infected immune cell.

An HIV-infected immune cell.

Credit
NIAID
H1N1 influenza virus particles

H1N1 influenza virus particles.

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
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