Atomically accurate molecular animations provide a unique opportunity for generating and testing new mechanistic hypotheses and promoting scientific communication and public outreach. Iwasa is a leader in the creation of sophisticated, dynamic 3D visualizations of biological processes. Continue reading → Animation of the HIV Life Cycle
Biochemical and structural studies from Bass, Shen, Iwasa, and colleagues revealed how Dicer-2, an RNA processing, and antiviral defense enzyme, distinguishes and differentially processes double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) substrates by sensing the unique chemistry at their termini. Continue reading → Identifying RNAs from Invading Viruses
The Animation Lab creates information-rich and visually compelling animations that capture current hypotheses on diverse molecular and cellular processes. These visualizations have broad applications in scientific research, communication, education and outreach. We are also interested in creating new tools and workflows that will enable researchers to more readily create dynamic visualizations of the processes they study.
The Animation Lab