4:00 – 5:00 pm
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.
- After this session, attendees should understand the scope of work done at the NIAID biovisualization lab.
- After this session, students should appreciate the variety of technologies that they might apply their skills to while training to become medical illustrators.
- After this session, attendees should understand how to form visualization strategies to address specific problems presented by clients.
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.