Microglial cells

This relates to the objective of understanding the roles of nervous cells through the portrait of one of the strangest nervous cells.The image is of a set of microglial cells fighting an infection of Trichobilharzia Regenti in the brain. Although this is a more literal representation, it’s important to realize …

Drew Sheets’ STEAM project: Sickle Cell Disease

In my STEAM project, I covered how Sickle Cell Disease impacts the human body as well as the reasons behind it. This comic, based on a true story, takes an exciting and informative look at how sickle cells affect the circulatory system in a heartwarming tale of perseverance. 

Text should read just fine if you zoom in. Also posted to imgur for your convenience.

How Acne Vulgaris can affect the Epithelial Tissue.

In my STEAM Project, I covered how acne vulgaris can potentially damage the epithelial tissue.  My illustrations show the different stages of acne forming within the hair follicle, from beginning to end. My art project was supposed to be a small flip book, but I had trouble getting all the …

Connections Between the Speed of Neuron Communication and Down Syndrome

This STEAM project has a focus on part of the reason why people who are born with trisomy 23, or Down Syndrome, experience slower connections within the nervous system that affect their ability to interact with the world. The posted watercolor painting (admittedly, not a great one since my artistic …

Bone Cell Construction Workers and Paget’s Disease:

This piece explores the four main cells that comprise bone tissue and their functions under normal conditions, as well as how those functions can go wrong in the context of Paget’s disease. The first four panels of the comic explore the normal functioning of the cells with a building metaphor, …