2019 AMI Online Salon

Macrophages in Wound Repair

Project Details

  • Company/Institution: University of Illinois at Chicago

  • Entrant Name: Julia Bendon

  • Membership Type: Student Submission

  • Other Contributors:                         

  • Address: Chicago,IL

  • Client: University of Illinois at Chicago

  • Medium/software used: 3D Animation / Autodesk 3ds Max

  • Final presentation format:Video

  • Primary Audience: Undergraduate college students studying biology

Project Description

This animation demonstrates the diverse phenotypes and roles that macrophages have during wound repair. The content for this animation was created in conjunction with the research of Dr. Timothy Koh of the College of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Illinois. This video was used in the study “The Effectiveness of Animation vs. Slide show Presentations in Teaching Undergraduate College Students about Macrophage Phenotypes at Wound Sites.’ The study compared this animation’s ability to that of a slideshow to teach undergraduate, biology students about macrophage phenotypes in wound repair. The results of this study were statistically significant and consistent with the hypothesis that students who watch the animation will score higher on an assessment of the content than students who view the slideshow.