Ebola in 3D juxtaposes a real cryo-electron tomographic image of an Ebola virus-like particle, the structure of the Ebola surface glycoprotein spike, and a 3D model of an Ebola virus. The structure of the spike was determined by cryo-electron tomography. It was the first structure to visualize the mucin domains on the full-length glycoprotein.
This illustration was created in collaboration with Erin Tran, Ph.D. and Sriram Subramaniam, Ph.D., of the High Resolution Electron Microscopy Lab, using Cinema4D, ePMV, and Adobe Photoshop.
Recognition: 2016 NSF Vizzies Illustration Category Finalist