Gerald Sun

Johns Hopkins University

Imaris Snapshot

In his words:

“We developed a technique to capture images of neurons in their entirety in very large 3D volumes of brain tissue. We then used powerful computers and 3D glasses to visualize and trace the fine, complex structures of these neurons as shown here. Our data help provide a blueprint for some of the types of complex wiring that exist in the brain.”

Gerry studies neural stem cells and newborn neuron development as a Neuroscience PhD student at Johns Hopkins University. This interest has led him to imaging fine structure and detail of stem cells and neurons and his images have been featured on the cover of The Journal of Neuroscience. His work has been supported in part by the Children’s Tumor Foundation.