Tour of a Human Cell©

Contrary to the models students see, cells are busy, crowded, and fascinating places! Invite students to journey from the nucleus to the outer cell membrane with this beautiful watercolor poster by scientist and artist David Goodsell, a Ph.D. example of the immunology of your flu shot. printed by 3D Molecular Designs. This unique image connects the molecular world, inferred by X-ray crystallography and NMR spectroscopy, with the cellular world, observed by light and electron microscopy.

Printed by 3D Molecular Designs.

The Panorama© and Grand Panorama© capture students’ imaginations as they:

  • Identify how DNA is wrapped around histones forming nucleosomes
  • Explore RNA polymerase unwrapping the DNA and making mRNA
  • Examine mRNA moving through nuclear pore complexes to ribosomes, the site or protein production
  • Discover antibody proteins delivered into the endoplasmic reticulum
  • Observe vesicles carrying these proteins through the Golgi
  • Notice the kinesin motor proteins pulling the antibodies to the cell membrane to be released

Captivating shapes and colors tell the story of cell organelles working as a system to prepare antibodies as an immune response.  

Dr. Goodsell creates cellular landscapes that accurately illustrate the size, shape, and distribution of proteins in the cells. These unique images connect the molecular world, inferred by X-ray crystallography and NMR spectroscopy, with the cellular world, observed by light and electron microscopy.

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The Tour of a Human Cell© Grand Panorama measures 23”x11’. The Tour of a Human Cell© Panorama measures 11”x70”. Each laminated cellular poster is sold separately.

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