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The Office of the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education hosts an annual College of Pharmacy (COP) “Images of Research” competition. The purpose of the competition is to assemble a portfolio of the most innovative and creative images to convey the range of research taking place in COP.  These images will be used to promote, advance and represent our College both in printed and digital media.


2022 Image Competition Winners Heading link

133 people voted for the best image in the 12th Annual Images of Research Competition!  Congratulations to our winners, whose images are featured below.


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Staining cells for flow cytometry

Hanan Algarni  |  Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences

A TUBO tumor slice stained with SMA(red), ER-TR7(green), CD31(cy5), CD8(purple), CD45(yellow),CD3(blue) and CK8(gray). This TUBO tumor was treated with STING agonist by intratumoral injection 48hrs before collection and we applied multiplexed cyclic immunofluorescence for multiple channel images. We can clearly see the TUBO cells were under attack by immune cells.

Jingtian Zheng  |  Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences

These “Fairy Christmas lights” are produced by the intracellular Fura-2-acetoxymethyl ester (Fura-2 AM) dye in cultured dorsal root ganglion neurons. The Fura-2 AM is a membrane permeable dye, which enters the cells where intracellular esterase activity cleaves the AM esters leaving the dye impermeable and trapped within the cell. Fura-2 is a ratio metric calcium indicator where the excitation spectrum of the calcium sensitive dye is altered upon binding to calcium and can thus indicate an alteration in intracellular calcium. This method allows the visualization of calcium shifts and is used to monitor neuronal activity.

Yavnika Kashyap  |  Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences