Ania Hupalowska
Primate Eye

Science & Technology

Commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
The aim of the illustration was to present a cutting-edge discovery of new neuron types in the primate retina in a simple, poster-like style. By using a high-throughput single-cell sequencing, researchers generated a comprehensive cell atlas of primate retina. The illustration depicts a primate looking through a telescope visualizing the retinal cells of the eye.

How was the illustration used:
The illustration was selected for the cover of a scientific magazine “Cell” (February 2019).

How did you make this work:
First I made pencil sketches by hand (monkey, telescope, neurons) and then used Adobe Illustrator to create the vector image.

Commissioner Company :
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

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Currently Based:
Boston, MA

Anna Hupalowska is a scientist (PhD in molecular biology) and an illustrator based in Boston, MA. She combines art with science to create biomedical illustrations and visualisations of scientific discoveries.