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2018 Cool Science Image Contest Winner, Caitlin Carlson
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X-ray crystallography model of the dimerization interface of Salmonella Typhimurium superoxide dismutase SodCI. Peter Newhouse, Forest Lab
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Ants in a grass-cutter ant fungus garden, Lily Khadempour, Currie Lab
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Carved Pennsylvania Slate, Stan Sears and Andrea Myklebust, Commissioned by Wisconsin State Arts board
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Dairy calves at a research farm, Kim Dill-McFarland, Rey Lab
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"E Pluribus Unum" (One from Many) - Will Santino, UW Madison Masters of Fine Arts graduate and New Yorker Cartoonist
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Amanita muscaria, Anne Pringle, Pringle Lab


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