Crafting a career in molecular animation

Mol Biol Cell. 2014 Oct 1;25(19):2891-3. doi: 10.1091/mbc.E14-01-0699.


When I first set out on a path to becoming a cell biologist, I would have never imagined that it would lead to a career in molecular animation. I had always thought I would follow a more traditional route. What happened? In this essay, I will describe the experiences that led to my decision to forge a career as an academic molecular animator, and how my work has evolved over the years. I will also provide some resources and advice for those who may be considering following a similar route.

MeSH terms

  • Career Choice*
  • Cell Biology
  • Computational Biology
  • Humans
  • Medical Illustration*
  • Molecular Biology*