2019 AMI Online Salon

Pathogenesis of Multiple Sclerosis

Project Details

  • Entrant Name: Ushma Patel

  • Membership Type: Student Submission

  • Other Contributors:

  • Address: Chicago, IL

  • Client: Leah Lebowicz

  • Medium/software used: Autodesk 3DS Max, Autodesk Mudbox, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator

  • Final presentation format: Printed Poster

  • Primary Audience: Educated lay audience

Project Description

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system. The development of the MS plaque involves a complex and dynamic interaction between neurons, immune cells, glial cells, and the blood brain barrier. This informational poster summarizes and illustrates the pathological changes in a white matter MS plaque over time. The main challenge for this project was translating current understanding of the complex disease process into a conceptual visualization for an educated lay audience. Compositional studies helped to determine the most cohesive way to portray the interaction of the components involved while effectively communicating the pathogenesis of Multiple Sclerosis.