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Donald
Bliss
Location: 
38A
/
B2N35A
Phone Number: (
301
480-1755
Expertise and Research Interests: 

Donny F. Bliss received a Masters of Arts in Medical and Biological Illustration from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1992 and his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, Cum Laude, from Southwest Missouri State University. His research interests include translating complex science topics and research findings into understandable illustrations, animations and interactive applications.

Professional Activities: 
  • Assistant Professor in the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2002-present
  • Acting Chief of Designers and Illustrators for the NIH Medical Arts Group, 2000-2005
  • Associate Professor in the Department of Radiology at Johns Hopkins University, 1992-1996
Professional Organizations: 
  • Member of the Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI), 1990-present
    • Board of Governors, 2008-2012
Honors and Awards: 

2008       Honorable Mention in the Illustration Category for 3D Imaging of Mammalian Cells with Ion-Abrasion Scanning Electron Microscopy, National Science Foundation (NSF) and Science's International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge

2005       Salon Winner for Early vs Current Neuron Understanding, a cover figure describing the changes in neurology from the field’s inception to present day, from the Association of Medical Illustrators

Publications/Tools by Donald Bliss: 
Do T, Murphy G, Earl LA, Del Prete GQ, Grandinetti G, Li GH, Estes JD, Rao P, Trubey CM, Thomas J, Spector J, Bliss D, Nath A, Lifson JD, Subramaniam S. Three-dimensional imaging of HIV-1 virological synapses reveals membrane architectures involved in virus transmission. J Virol. 2014 Sep;88(18):10327-39. doi: 10.1128/JVI.00788-14. Epub 2014 Jun 25.
Harris AK, Meyerson JR, Matsuoka Y, Kuybeda O, Moran A, Bliss D, Das SR, Yewdell JW, Sapiro G, Subbarao K, Subramaniam S. Structure and accessibility of HA trimers on intact 2009 H1N1 pandemic influenza virus to stem region-specific neutralizing antibodies. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Mar 19;110(12):4592-7. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1214913110. Epub 2013 Mar 4.
Harris AK, Meyerson JR, Matsuoka Y, Kuybeda O, Moran A , Bliss D, Das SR, Yewdell J, Sapiro G, Subbarao K, Subramaniam S. Molecular Structures of Native HA Trimers on 2009 H1N1 Pandemic Influenza Virus Complexed with Neutralizing Antibodies. Biophysical Journal. 2013 Jan 29;104(2 Supp 1):414a. 57th Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society; 2013 Feb 2-6; Philadelphia. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bpj.2012.11.2310.
Yoo TS, Bliss D, Lowekamp B, Chen D, Murphy GE, Narayan K, Hartnell LM, Do T, Subramaniam S. Visualizing cells and humans in 3D: Biomedical image analysis at nanometer and meter scales. IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications. 2012 Sep-Oct;32(5):39-49. DOI: 10.1109/MCG.2012.68.
Meyerson JR, White TA, Bliss D, Moran A, Bartesaghi A, Borgnia MJ, de la Cruz JV, Schauder D, Hartnell LM, Nandwani R, Dawood M, Kim B, Kim JH, Sununu J, Yang L, Bhatia S, Subramaniam C, Hurt DE, Gaudreault L, Subramaniam S. Determination of molecular structures of HIV envelope glycoproteins using cryo-electron tomography and automated sub-tomogram averaging. J Vis Exp. 2011 Dec 1;(58). pii: 2770. doi: 10.3791/2770.
Butan C, Hartnell LM, Fenton AK, Bliss D, Sockett RE, Subramaniam S, Milne JL. Spiral architecture of the nucleoid in Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus. J Bacteriol. 2011 Mar;193(6):1341-50. doi: 10.1128/JB.01061-10. Epub 2010 Dec 10.
Felts RL, Narayan K, Estes JD, Shi D, Trubey CM, Fu J, Hartnell LM, Ruthel GT, Schneider DK, Nagashima K, Bess JW Jr, Bavari S, Lowekamp B, Bliss D, Lifson JD, Subramaniam S. 3D visualization of HIV transfer at the virological synapse between dendritic cells and T cells. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Jul 27;107(30):13336-41. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1003040107. Epub 2010 Jul 12.
Bennett AE, Narayan K, Shi D, Hartnell LM, Gousset K, He H, Lowekamp BC, Yoo TS, Bliss D, Freed EO, Subramaniam S. Ion-abrasion scanning electron microscopy reveals surface-connected tubular conduits in HIV-infected macrophages. PLoS Pathog. 2009 Sep;5(9):e1000591. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1000591. Epub 2009 Sep 25.
Heymann JAW, Shi D, Kim S, Bliss D, Milne JLS, Subramaniam S. 3D imaging of mammalian cells with ion-abrasion scanning electron microscopy. J Struct Biol. 2009 Apr;166(1):1-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jsb.2008.11.005. Epub 2008 Dec 10.
Felts RL, Bennett A, Shi D, Freed E, Lifson J, Lowekamp B, Yoo TS, Bliss D, Subramaniam S. 3D Imaging of HIV transmission and entry using electron tomography and ion-abrasion scanning electron microscopy. Three Dimensional Electron Microscopy: Technical Advances and Recent Breakthroughs in 3DEM. Gordon Research Conference; 2008 Jun 15-20; Lucca (Barga), Italy.

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