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Growing Human Neurons
Growing Human Neurons

Photography by Ritvik Kesharaju, Undergraduate Student, Florida Atlantic Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute.
Honorable Mention In The 2022 Art Of Science Photography And Video Contest, Hosted By The Florida Atlantic Division Of Research

Stem cells are cells in the body from which all other specialized body cells are produced. This photo depicts human neurons grown in the lab of Qi Zhang, Ph.D, research assistant professor, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, from

induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), which hold great promise as the cure for Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases.