Symbiosis Scoreboard Finished

Remember that Symbiosis Scoreboard I was completing for my independent study? It has been completed! I took the concept of biological symbiosis, the close relationship between two different species, and created a poster to explain the concept to middle school students. There are three types of symbiosis – mutualism, commensalism, and parasitism. Mutualism is when... Continue Reading →

Graduate Research is FINISHED!!

I finished my graduate school research a few months ago and so I have officially graduated with my Masters of Science in Biomedical Visualization. My research project was to create an interactive for children with spina bifida to learn about their birth defect. The interactive was composed of 5 chapters: Spina Bifida, Side Effects, Nutrition,... Continue Reading →

Cougar Pride

I received my Bachelor of Science degree from Saint Xavier University in Chicago. One of my former professors contacted me to help out the biology department for the SXU homecoming project. Saint Xavier's mascot is the Cougar and this year every department in the university received a four foot long and three feet high cougar... Continue Reading →

Final Surgical Illustration Project

The semester is finally winding down and I have completed the last project for my surgical illustration course. I chose to gear this project to a professional medical audience by creating it in the style of a medical journal cover. The surgery this illustration focuses on is a corneal transplant to correct and restore the... Continue Reading →

Final Medical Icons

The medical icons are finished!  This was a really fun assignment and I might do more in the future for fun.  Again the three icons were for: dentistry, pulmonology, and forensic toxicology. All rights reserved.  Laura Kostovich © 2011

Cataract Extraction Surgery

The second assignment for my surgical class was to illustrate and design a layout for 6 steps of a surgery we observed while in the operating room. I chose to illustrate a cataract extraction with an intraocular lens implant. I thought observing eye surgeries might upset my stomach a little, but ophthamology surgeries are my... Continue Reading →

It’s ALIVE!!!

This semester we took our final from the spring semester into Adobe After Effects and made a short 6 second animation of the 3d models.  This was my first adventure with After Effects and it's kind of addictive. I am hoping to do more of these short animations in the future.  You can view the... Continue Reading →

Surgical Orientation Finals

Surgical orientation class required two assignments this semester. The first is a line drawing of three surgical instruments. The instrument are a curette, towel clip and forceps.  The second assignment was to create a grayscale drawing of a "surgical moment". I chose the first step in a tonsillectomy.  This line drawing demonstrates the placment of... Continue Reading →

Vector cross section of the eye

Finals week is here for the summer semester. I've finished the vector eye cross section assigned to us in our Clinical Sciences class! I really love how this turned out. 🙂 This was one of my favorite assignments this semester because I really like the eye and this project had to be completed as vector... Continue Reading →

Polycystic Kidney Disease

One of the last assingments for my 3D class required us to create a polycystic kidney and a healthy kidney.  We were to create an educational piece that allows a reader to visually compare the two kidneys.  This was created using materialise mimics, 3ds max, mudbox, and photoshop. My educational piece explains from a genetic... Continue Reading →

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