More than 46 images were submitted by researchers as part of the second annual MGH Research Institute Image Contest. After two weeks of deliberation, judges selected a winner and eight finalists.

“Neutrophil Attack!” by Adam Viens, a research technician in the Division of Infectious Diseases, took first place. His photo will be showcased in a full-page ad in Proto Magazine and all finalist images will be featured in an installation in the lobby display case of Building 149 in the Charlestown Navy Yard.

As part of the Mansour Lab, Viens is focused on understanding the innate immune system, specifically white blood cells and how they recognize and respond to fungal pathogens. The goal is to develop novel cellular diagnostics and therapies for invasive fungal infections.

Visit https://mghresearchinstitute.orgto learn more about the Image Contest.