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Jasmin Imran Alsous (graduate student), Stephan Thiberge (imaging manager), and Stanislav Shvartsman (faculty)
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
"DNA neither cares nor knows. DNA just is. And we dance to its music." - Richard Dawkins.

DNA serves to store genetic information, essentially the blueprint of all life. The histone is a protein structure that helps organize DNA. Here we see a montage of images of cross-sectional slices of histones in an egg chamber of Drosophila melanogaster, a fruit fly whose name in Greek means "dark-bellied dew lover."

The images were captured using a 2-photon laser-scanning microscope.