By Alex Nemec, marketing communication specialist, Office of University Relations
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.