4:00 – 5:00 pm

Category: Biomed

Exploring New Technologies in the NIAID Biovisualization Lab

In this short presentation, I will briefly explore several applications built in the NIAID biovisualization lab to address specific problems encountered by our researchers and leadership. I will discuss the problem-solving, selection of technology, and resulting solutions. These include an AR application for mobile/tablet and Hololens 2, 3D prints used by Drs Fauci and Collins that are now in the Smithsonian, 3D interactive web applications using Babylon.js, and a brief mention of our “in development” NIH3D 3D model repository. While the emphasis will be on problem-solving, I also hope to provide students with a vision as to the number of roles their training poises them to fill.

Session Takeaways:

  1. After this session, attendees should understand the scope of work done at the NIAID biovisualization lab.
  2. After this session, students should appreciate the variety of technologies that they might apply their skills to while training to become medical illustrators.
  3. After this session, attendees should understand how to form visualization strategies to address specific problems presented by clients.

Kristen Browne

Biovisualization Specialist, NIAID/Medical Science and Computing

Kristen Browne is a Biovisualization Specialist working in the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Biovisualization Lab. Her job description is to solve biovisualization problems, which lends to many roles including: web developer, Unity developer, 3D modeling specialist, illustrator, animator, project manager, business analyst, and everything in between. She is a University of Toronto BMC alumni with a previous life as a Biochemisty/Molecular biology researcher. In her off time, she enjoys board games, a nice swim, and most movies involving a superheroes and/or spaceships.