Researchers with the Marc Laboratory at the John A. Moran Eye Center were among the top finalists for the 2015 Wellcome Image Awards. Wellcome Images is the world’s leading resource for medical imagery, and these awards showcase the most informative, striking, and technically excellent scientific images.

The Marc Lab’s winning entry shows a thin slice of filtering cells in a mouse kidney, work that the lab performed as part of their research into diabetic retinopathy. Read more about the science behind the image here.

Congratulations to Jefferson Brown, Robert Marc, Bryan Jones, Glen Prusky and Nazia Alam for this stunning image!