Ellen Leiferman and Matthew Halanski named as one of ten winners of UW-Madison’s Cool Science Image Contest
We are pleased to announce that Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation researcher Ellen Leiferman and former Associate Professor Matthew Halanski were named as one of ten winners of UW-Madison’s Cool Science Image Contest.
Their image was an X-ray of an adult Japanese beetle’s exoskeleton. The exoskeleton appears as a complex puzzle of sections — not full of eggs, as the team of non-entomologists who produced the image originally thought. The X-ray unit used is an integral part of bone-related studies, but is also sensitive enough to differentiate soft-tissue specimens like invasive backyard pests.