Neuromuscular junctions from the rat thyroarytenoid muscle (Nadine Connor, microscopist). Endplates are shown in red, axons are shown in blue, and Schwann cells are shown in green. Scale bar = microns. Worked funded by a VA MREP grant.
On the top is a capillary within the rat thyroarytenoid motion showing red blood cell flow within the capillary (John Russell, microscopist). On the bottom, is the same capillary with red blood cell velocity vectors calculated and displayed using Digital Particle Velocity Imaging (Chia Leong, DPIV guru). The DPIV work has been funded with a R21 grant (R21DC009649) from the NIDCD, in collaboration with Timothy Wei at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Blood flow through the rat thyroarytenoid muscle in the larynx using intravital microscopy (John Russell, microscopist). Note red blood cell motion through the capillary bed of this muscle. Work funded by R21DC009649
A neuromuscular junction from the rat genioglossus muscle shown in three dimensions. Endplates are shown in red, axons are shown in blue, and Schwann cells are shown in green (Aaron Johnson, microscopist). Work funded by R01DC008149.