2021 AMI Online Salon

Bacterial Dormancy

Project Details

  • Entrant Name:  Cassie Ren
  • Client:Faculty Advisor: Marc Dryer
  • Copyright: Cassie Ren, 2021
  • Medium/software used:Autodesk Maya, Photoshop, Illustrator
  • Final presentation format:Print, Journal Cover
  • Primary Audience:Educated Lay Public

Project Description

All microorganisms are exposed to periodic stresses that prevent them from growing. A recent study revealed that bacteria such as Vibrio parahaemolyticus survive extreme environment by establishing a dormant, non-replicating state known as quiescence or dormancy. This piece serves as a visual metaphor for the study. It is intended to attract the interest of the educated lay public to read about the research article. This cover depicts a dormant bacterium inside a snowglobe where it is protected from the cold temperature outside.