Journal Covers

Please enjoy the journal covers designed by me and my artistic girlfriend Michelle.

Bao Cover_Freedom_ for department
My first cover ever! The cover image is an artistic modification of the MS GABAergic projections acquired by Micro-Optical Sectioning Tomography (MOST) acknowledged to Dr. Hui Gong from HUST. Flying birds act as messengers sending GABA transmitter to the neurogenic niche. Lake and forest indicate local PV interneurons nourishing neural stem cells. Cover designed by Hechen Bao and Mengting Dai.
Lucky to get featured in annual reprint from 2017 Cell Stem Cell!
My previous colleague Dr. Andrew Crowther took the original beautiful confocal image, and I added some painting spice to it. The cover shows doublecortin+ cells (in green) and qNSCs that specifically labeled by rAAV4 at 3dpi (in red). Cover credit to Hechen Bao, Mengting Dai and Andrew Crowther.
TRMOME OFC 24(12).indd
Michelle and I were inspired by the falling leaves during the fall season. This cover is an artistic illustration of hippocampus neurogenic niche. It Fells like you’re walking within the hippocampus. Trees on the path metaphor neural stem cells that holding promise to bring vitality to the brain. Cover credit to Hechen Bao and Mengting Dai


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