Picture This: A Research & Scholarship Photo Contest 2022 winners

The Picture This: A Research & Scholarship Photo Contest launched on Oct. 25 as an initiative led by the College of Health Sciences to showcase through visually striking photographs the depth and breadth of research and scholarship conducted at Marquette.

Since the rollout, Picture This received 44 entries in its four categories — basic science, research imaging, creative representation of scholarship, and clinical research.

The winners and runners up are listed below.

The Picture This contest winners will be displayed in the John P. Raynor, S.J., Library for the campus community to see for years to come.

Basic Science Winner

People examining elephant carcasses.

Faculty researcher: Dr. Nathan Lemoine, Biological Sciences, Klingler College of Arts and Sciences

Photo credit: Tom Bouyer

Research Focus: Elephant carcasses in Africa

Caption: The research team surveys plant and soil characteristics at a 4-month-old bull elephant carcass site.

Runners up

Lasers in a lab.

Faculty researcher: Dr. Alex Savtchouk, Biomedical Sciences, College of Health Sciences

Photo credit: Dr. Bob Peoples, professor

Research Focus: Signal processing in the brain.

Caption: A laser system on a vibration isolation table for Savtchouk’s two-photon microscope.

Cosmic rays at the south pole

Faculty researcher: Larissa Paul, Physics, Klingler College of Arts and Sciences

Photo credit: Larisa Paul/NSF

Research Focus: Measurement of the mass composition of cosmic rays at the IceCube Neutrino Observatory at the South Pole.

Caption: A three-minute exposure of the night sky at the South Pole to use the atmosphere as detector material to measure cosmic ray induced events.

Clinical Research Winner

A student applying a test to a person's hand.

Faculty researcher: Dr. Jacklynn Fitzgerald, Psychology, Klingler College of Arts and Sciences

Photo credit: Meghan Bennett, graduate student

Research Focus: Intolerance of uncertainty, or the extent to which one views uncertainty as aversive, is related to poorer discrimination between threat and safety cues.

Caption: Meghan Bennett, a doctoral student in Clinical Psychology, collects data on skin conductance responses as an index of arousal during a fear, safety, and reward stimulus discrimination task in Fitzgerald’s Translational Affective Neuroscience Lab.

Runner Up

A rendering of colon.

Faculty researcher: Dr. Amit Joshi, Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, OPUS College of Engineering and Medical College of Wisconsin

Photo credit: Shayan Shafiee, graduate student

Research Focus: Synthetic data generator for training colorectal cancer intra-operative tissue classification algorithm.

Caption: A hyper-realistic visualization of an organ that is capable of mimicking subtle movements of tissues while providing spatial and temporal information about the deformation of tissues for Biomedical engineering scientists and health care providers.

Creative Representation of Scholarship Winner

A web map of resources for Black and Latino students.

Faculty researcher: Dr. Gabriel Velez, Educational Policy and Leadership, College of Education

Photo credit: Velez, assistant professor, Educational Policy and Foundations Program coordinator

Research Focus: Black and Latino/a students in Milwaukee

Caption: This is a visual representation using Kumu software of the ecosystem of supports and resources for Black and Latino/a students in Milwaukee. Each dot represents a different nonprofit, government, university or other organization and the linkages represent partnerships these groups have identified.

Runners Up

Social injustice in cyprus

Faculty researcher: Dr. Enaya Othman, Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Klingler College of Arts and Sciences

Photo credit: Fiona Kelly-Miller, undergraduate student

Research Focus: Human rights issues and social injustice

Caption: This photo is of buildings located in Larnaca, Cyprus, representing social injustice issues both literally and figuratively within the infrastructure pictured and how some people within society make their voices heard through public expression.

A book in a dark room

Faculty researcher: Dr. Michael Olson, Philosophy, Klingler College of Arts and Sciences

Photo credit: Olson, teaching assistant professor

Research Focus: Philosophy and science in the German Enlightenment

Caption: This is Johann Sulzer’s Vermischte Philosophische Schriften (Miscellaneous Philosophical Writings) illuminated by the afternoon light in the main reading room of the New York Public Library, where Olson worked this summer with the support of a research award from the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences.

Research Imaging Winner

Stem cells migrating to repair an experimental wound.

Faculty researcher:  Dr. Daniela Masson-Meyers, School of Dentistry

Photo credit: Masson-Meyers, postdoctoral fellow

Research Focus: Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine

Caption: Dental pulp stem cells migrating toward closing an experimental incisional wound.

Runners Up

Muscle fibers

Faculty researcher:  Dr. Chris Sundberg, Physical Therapy, College of Health Sciences

Photo credit: Carlos Zepeda, graduate student

Research Focus: Muscle physiology

Caption: This image represents a creative interpretation of a human skeletal muscle bundle using images obtained from isolated single muscle fibers.

Honeybee pupae

Faculty researcher:  Dr. Chelsea Cook, Biological Sciences, Klingler College of Arts and Sciences

Photo credit: Justine Nguyen, graduate student

Research Focus: Gut bacteria as influencers of honeybee thermoregulation.

Caption: Honeybee pupae under the microscope, a few days before full development.