Visuals are a powerful communication tool, and as such are an integral part of a thriving research program. Too often the visual component of research is treated as an afterthought, thus limiting the impact of complex research to a small community of dedicated colleagues.
My interests lie in acting as a bridge between research scientists and their various audiences: their colleagues in the scientific community, their students, the media, and the general public. By creating intriguing, intuitive imagery targeted to the right audience, scientists can make their research both interesting and accessible, ultimately leading to a more engaged and scientifically literate public.
Select Publications [contribution in brackets]
Schneider, I., I. Aneas, A.R. Gehrke, R.D. Dahn, M.A. Nobrega, and N.H. Shubin. Appendage expression driven by the Hoxd Global Control Region is an ancient gnathostome feature. PNAS 108(31), 12782-12786 (2011). (PubMed) [4 figures, 3 supplementary figures, 1 press release figure]
Fröbisch, N.B. and N.H. Shubin. Salamander limb development: Integrating genes, morphology, and fossils. Developmental Dynamics 240(5), 1087-1099 (2011). [5 figures]
Gillis, J.A., and N.H. Shubin. The evolution of gnathostome development: Insight from chondrichthyan embryology. Genesis 47(12), 825-841 (2009). [Journal cover]
Shubin, N.H., C. Tabin, and S. Carroll. Deep homology and the origins of evolutionary novelty. Nature 457: 818-823 (2009). [1 figure]
Coyne, J. Why Evolution is True. Oxford University Press (UK) & Viking (US)(2009). [22 illustrations]
Downs, J.P., E.B. Daeschler, N.H. Shubin. The cranial endoskeleton of Tiktaalik roseae. Nature 455: 925-929 (2008). [5 figures, 1 supplementary figure, 1 press release figure]
Shubin N.H. Your Inner Fish; A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year-History of the Human Body. Pantheon Press (2008). [39 illustrations; cover illustration for N. American (hardback and paperback), British (paperback), Japanese, Turkish and Dutch editions]
Dahn, R.D., M.C. Davis, W.N. Pappano, N.H. Shubin. Sonic hedgehog function in chondrichthyan fins and the evolution of appendage patterning. Nature 445: 311-314 (2007). [1 supplementary figure]
Daeschler, E.B., N.H. Shubin, F.A. Jenkins, Jr. A Devonian tetrapod-like fish and the evolution of the tetrapod body plan. Nature 440(7085): 764-771 (2006). [Journal cover, 4 figures, 1 press release figure]
Shubin, N.H., E.B. Daeschler, F.A. Jenkins, Jr. The pectoral fin of Tiktaalik roseae and the origin of the tetrapod limb. Nature 440(7085): 757-763 (2006). [Journal cover, 7 figures, 4 supplementary figures]