Michaela's image shows blood vessels that resemble a tree trunk with branches.
"The blood vessels circulate vital proteins and cells, such as immune cells throughout the body," said Michaela. "During inflammation circulating immune cells can then exit the vasculature and migrate into the tissue specifically at sites of infection or injury to defend our body from disease-causing factors."
The blue dots are the immune cells that have migrated out of the blood vessels.
Michaela is a postdoctoral fellow in the Leukocyte Trafficking Group, School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health.