Recently on the Directors Blog on NIH.gov, I discovered an incredible animated video that is one of the best visually educating HIV lifecycle videos I have seen to date.
According to the Directors Blog on NIH.gov, “The video is part of Iwasa’s “Science of HIV” project, which aims to depict the entire life cycle of the virus in a series of animated videos.”
The video was the brainchild of Janet Iwasa, a molecular biologist who after finishing her PhD, spent several months in Hollywood studying with the Gnomon School of Visual Effects.
The blog that initially shares the video also notes:
“The video is part of Iwasa’s “Science of HIV” project, which aims to depict the entire life cycle of the virus in a series of animated videos. To make this happen, Iwasa is working in collaboration with members of the Structural Biology of Cellular Host Elements in Egress, Trafficking, and Assembly of HIV (CHEETAH) consortium at the University of Utah and the National Institute for General Medical Sciences’ Specialized Centers for HIV/AIDS-Related Structural Biology.”