Zehua Zhou (Vicente Group) wins 2017 ATCC Photo Contest

Human HEp2 cells

Zehua Zhou’s winner image of the 2017 ATCC Photo Contest, which shows human HEp2 cells co-stained with endoplasmic reticulum (ER) tracker and a BODIPY synthesized in my laboratory by former PhD student Ning Zhao (graduated with PhD in December 2016, co-advised by Vicente and Smith).

Ms. Zehua Zhou, research associate in Vicente's group, was recipient of the national competition 2017 ATCC Photo Contest from the American Type Culture Collection. Her photo was one of the top 2 selected by public voting from the "most beautiful, striking or scientifically exciting images featuring ATCC cell lines, primary cells, stem cells, bacteria, viruses, fungi, yeast, or protists.” Over 7,527 votes were submitted for their favorite image for cell biology on the ATCC website during the voting period, from 6/15 – 6/26/2017, and the winners were announced on 7/3/2017 and received a $300 gift card and their name, position, institution, and winning image featured on the ATCC website.