Nikon Small World 2012 Finalist Ryan Williamson

W. Ryan Williamson from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), Ashburn, Virginia is a finalist in Nikon’s Small World Competition for 2012 and represents the vision community in this competition for us with his 4th place photography entry of a Drosophila melanogaster visual system.

Congratulations to all the winners, but from us here at Webvision, special congratulations to Ryan!

Subject: Drosophila melanogaster visual system halfway through pupal development, showing retina (gold), photoreceptor axons (blue), and brain (green)
Technique: Confocal
Magnification: 1,500x