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angle-left Art and RI-MUHC science converge in The Journal of Neuroscience this week

The Journal of Neuroscience. Photo: Alex TranRI-MUHC student Hunter S. Shaw’s publication makes the cover, with a work of art from the Convergence Initiative

August 30, 2019

Source: RI-MUHC. A hand-laminated wood sculpture created using the fluorescent microscopy images of Hunter S. Shaw, a PhD student supervised by Yong Rao, PhD, at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC), is featured on the cover of The Journal of Neuroscience this week. The art piece, called Bdl, represents the visual system of the fruit fly brain, and more precisely, the contributions of adhesion molecules to photoreceptor synaptic development. The sculpture was created by Concordia University Fine Arts student Paméla Simard as part of the Convergence Initiative associated with the BRaIN Program at the RI-MUHC. This collaboration between artists and scientists explores the processes involved in artistic creativity and in scientific research. Congratulations to Hunter Shaw for his recent publication, and for the cover story with this fascinating image of his work!

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Left to right: Concordia Fine Arts students Paméla Simard and Alexa Piotte, and Hunter S. Shaw, a doctoral student in biology at the Research Institute of the MUHC. Photo: Alex Tran