Aquaneering will be closed on the following dates:
Thursday, Nov 27
Friday, November 28
Thursday, Dec 25
Friday, Dec 26
New Year’s Day
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015
Winners of the 2015 Art of Science Photomicrography Contest
Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 Art of Science Photomicrography Contest! Thank you to everyone who submitted such interesting and beautiful artistic imagery to the contest, and a big thanks to everyone who voted on Instagram for the People's Choice Award winner!
The winning images will be featured on our 2015 calendar, which will be distributed in the January issue of Zebrafish Magazine, and the winners will be awarded a total of $2250.00 in cash prizes.
The People's Choice Award image will be featured on a T-shirt sold to raise scholarship funding for first time attendees for the Zebrafish Husbandry Workshop or Zebrafish International Meeting (in the US). The rules for applying for one of these scholarships will be announced in early 2015.
Zachary Tobias Lewis & Clark College
Ubiquitous expression of Brainbow fluorescent proteins in a two day old zebrafish. Multicolor labeling allows tracing of fine neuronal processes.
2nd Place and People's Choice Award
Fengzhu Xiong Harvard Medical School
3D maximum projection of a confocal stack in a 50% epiboly zebrafish embryo (5 hours post fertilization). The nuclei of the cells are shown in yellow (h2b-gfp) and the cell membranes in cyan (mem-cherry).
Jessica Plavicki University of Wisconsin at Madison
Expression of green fluorescent protein (GFP) being driven by the transcription factor sox9b (green) in the developing zebrafish fin. An antibody against synaptic vesicles (red) marks neural connections and DAPI (blue) marks cell bodies.
Face to a Name: Barbara Afkhami
What’s in a number? “Everything”, according to Barbara Afkhami, Accounting Manager at Aquaneering.
For the past eight years, Barb has been making sure that the financial books at Aquaneering are in perfect shape. From keeping the cash flowing to managing the accounting staff, Barb is on top of it. She audits the financial reports, bank accounts, tax preparation, payroll, invoicing, purchasing, and payables. Many departments coordinate with accounting, including sales, production, engineering, installation, and shipping. Through all this paper pushing, Barb considers her most important role to be problem solving and building relationships with fellow employees, vendors, and customers. Barb is a VIP on the Aquaneering team!