Duke Researchers Win the RNA Society's 2021 Inaugural Art and Music Competition

Wednesday, July 21, 2021
By Wendy Goldstein
long exposure photographs of experimentally-derived movies of HIV RNAs TAR  and ESS3

Long exposure photographs of experimentally-derived movies of HIV RNAs TAR (purple) and ESS3 (blue)—a technique that allowed photographers to capture multiple motions in a single image. 

Unbeknown to most, artists and scientists actually have a lot in common—they both labor over creating the visual representations of their work.

This year, three Duke researchers Megan Kelly (current Biochemistry PhD student), Laura Ganser (2019 Biochemistry graduate), and Henry (Yu) Xu (2021 Chemistry graduate), all from Hashim Al-Hashimi’s Lab, won the RNA Society’s 2021 inaugural art and music competition for their photograph that used a long-exposure photography technique. A version of their photo was previously created for “Art of a Scientist,” a Duke exhibit that makes science more accessible to the general public and tries to dispel the myth that scientists aren’t creative.

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