Alopecia Areata: Pathology

Alopecia areata (AA) is a common autoimmune disease. Current research has further defined AA’s molecular mechanism and created new treatment targets. Existing visualizations fail to explain these new interventions to a general audience because: (1) oversimplification of the hair microanatomy—few hair cycle illustrations clearly differentiate hair structure such as “hair follicle” and “hair shaft”, preventing the […]

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The Cortex and The Brainstem

A ventral-lateral view of the brain is rarely seen in textbooks and atlases. Other than its scarcity in undergraduate anatomy education, I depicted the brain from this unique perspective because, not only does this view showcase the relationship of the cranial nerves to the external features of the brainstem, it also clarifies how parts of […]

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BMC Admission Portfolio

Portraits: The admission portfolio asks for Four examples of observational life drawing, including the human figure (clothed or nude), hands, feet or portraits. For this category, I included a commisioned digital sketch. The project came from a (then) new mom struggling to find a good picture of she and her baby right after the baby was born. […]

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