Janet Iwasa recalls the animation that first led her to realize how much more information can be included in an animation compared to a static image. She explains that cell biology animation can provide a visualization of a hypothesis and bring together structural data, protein-protein interactions and dynamic information in a process that often helps researchers refine their models.
While completing her PhD in cell biology at the University of California, San Francisco, Janet Iwasa began taking classes in animation. She honed her skills as a molecular animator during her post-doctoral fellowship and she has since joined forces with researchers to make animations of various biological processes. Iwasa joined the faculty at Harvard Medical… Continue Reading