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Through the Looking Glass: An Exhibit of Microscopic Images



1st Floor, Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences
509 North 12th Street, Richmond, VA 23298


In January and February of 2014, Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences invited submissions of microscopic images from VCU students, faculty and staff. More than 40 images were submitted for consideration, and 24 are featured in the exhibit held in the library's gallery. Images were analyzed and scored by Scott Henderson, Lara Mabry, Rene Olivares-Navarrete and Ning Zhang on the basis of aesthetic appeal, technical skill and scientific significance. Anders Hånell, Ryan Clohessy and Gireesh Reddy are recipients of prizes and best-in-show honors.

Scientists whose images are on view are:

  • Sarah Ayad, student, biomedical engineering
  • Alexander Burkard, student, biology
  • Sarah Cameron, student, biomedical engineering
  • Alice Cheng, student, biomedical engineering
  • Ryan Clohessy, student, biomedical engineering
  • Ema Dragoescu, faculty, pathology
  • Ahmed A. Farghaly, student, chemistry
  • Anders Hånell, Ph.D. student, anatomy and neurobiology 
  • Kelly Hotchkiss, student, biomedical engineering
  • Imran Khatri, student, biomedical engineering
  • Xiaoyan Liu, postdoctoral researcher, biomedical engineering
  • Roshni Malik, student, biomedical engineering
  • Rebecca Martin, Ph.D. student, microbiology/immunology 
  • Devon Mason, student, biomedical engineering
  • Gireesh Reddy, student, biomedical engineering
  • Carmen Sato-Bigbee, faculty, biochemistry and molecular biology
  • Shilpa Singh, student, biochemistry
  • Tricia H. Smith, faculty, biology
  • Ness Sufrin, forensic science
  • Robert Tombes, faculty, biology
  • Bhavya Vendra, student, biomedical engineering
  • Paul Vorster, integrative life sciences/biology

The exhibit is free and open to the public during all normal library hours. Parking is available for a fee in the 8th Street parking deck. If special accommodations are needed, please contact Thelma Mack at (804) 828-0017.

Opening reception

An opening reception will be held on Friday, April 25, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Special Collections and Archives reading room at Tompkins-McCaw Library. Prize winners will be honored, and refreshments will be served. The event, like the reception, is free and open to all.

Image: Electrospun Fibers, by Ryan Clohessy


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