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Grantees Submit Research Photos to NIH Image Gallery

Scientific image of blue, green and yellow squiggles

“Rainbow brain vasculature” by Jessica Plavicki, Peterson Lab, University of Wisconsin

Scientific image of substances in the shape of a face with "eyes" and "mouth" wide open

“Peekaboo” by Danielle Wu, Farach-Carson Lab, Rice University

Scientific image of round pink shapes floating in purple vine-shaped substance

“Stem cells delivered by biomaterials” by Luo Gu, James Weaver and David J. Mooney, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard University

Four prints of lips in four different colors and backgrounds

“Lip Print Patterns” by Mary L. Marazita and Seth Weinberg, Center for Craniofacial and Dental Genetics, University of Pittsburgh

In April, the NIH Public Information Officers (PIO) Network asked NIH-funded institutions to submit scientific images for display in the NIH Image Gallery on Flickr. The network selected the best photos and posted them to the gallery.

The gallery was launched last fall to share free-to-use images with the public, educational institutions and the media. The gallery features scientific, biomedical and disease-related images as well as photos of NIH leadership, labs, buildings and major historical events, infographics and B-roll [video of general interest]. 

Twenty-four institutions submitted more than 50 images to the PIO Network. The entries can be found at

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