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Janet Iwasa

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry

Molecular Animation, Multimedia, Visualization, Education, Cell Biology, Biochemistry



Molecular Biology Program

Biological Chemistry Program


B.A. Williams College

Ph.D. University of California, San Francisco



The Animation Lab creates information-rich and visually compelling animations that capture current hypotheses on diverse molecular and cellular processes. These visualizations have broad applications in scientific research, communication, education and outreach. We are also interested in creating new tools and workflows that will enable researchers to more readily create dynamic visualizations of the processes they study.


  1. Iwasa JH. The Scientist as Illustrator.Trends Immunol. 2016 Apr;37(4):247-50. doi: 10.1016/ Epub 2016 Mar 9.
  2. Iwasa JH. Bringing macromolecular machinery to life using 3D animation.Curr Opin Struct Biol. 2015 Apr;31:84-8.
  3. Iwasa JH. Animating the model figure.Trends Cell Biol. 2010 Dec;20(12):699-704.
Last Updated: 5/23/22