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    What good is a warrior without a banner to rally under? Sacrifices have been made by countless brave animals in the name of experimental progress… Read More
    What good is a warrior without a banner to rally under? Sacrifices have been made by countless brave animals in the name of experimental progress - those noble mice, the humble frogs, and strong-willed flies. Let us hold our banner high as we march onwards into the unknown, as we loudly proclaim, “We study Life. This is the life we have chosen.” Logo and illustration for the Department of Cell & Developmental Biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Read Less
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A logo and ornate shield design illustrate multiple model organisms typically used in biological experimentation, including the common fruit fly, African clawed frog, house mouse, budding yeast, E. coli, and freshwater planarian. These organisms are commonly utilized in experiments by scientists all over the world, and are the primary basis of research conducted at the Department of Cell & Developmental Biology. At the base of the shield, the inner-workings of the cell are represented, with chromosomes in the midst of cell-division unwinding to reveal the tightly-packed DNA contained within.
 
Taking inspiration from biologist field sketches integrated with the bold geometry and strong lines of Art Deco, the industriousness and innovation of the modern biologist is conveyed, while paying tribute to the organisms whose sacrifices have contributed so much to the field