Creative musings in bright colors

Hippocampal Neurons

I had another scientific conference to go to, which mean more nerdy neuron-themed nails! Sadly, only two people even noticed them, but my talk went over well so I suppose I don’t feel too bad :-p


What you see here are hippocampal neurons (which is to say neurons that live in the hippocampus in the brain, the places where memories are encoded). They have a very well described look to them…smallish cell bodies with long axons and dendrites.


This particular design was inspired by PhD Nails with a little of my own flair! She used a stamp which I don’t have, so I free-handed everything. The red dots are synaptic markers, which I don’t study but no one wants to see little tiny transferrin receptors!


I meant to turn the cell body blue (DAPI, which is blue, is commonly used to stain the nucleus of cells) but I completely forgot. Oops!

~ Black: Zoya – Storm
~ Green: Essie – The More The Merrier
~ Dark green: Sinful Colors – Exotic Green
~ Red: City Color – Red


Hope you enjoyed some neuron time! Tomorrow we go back to regular nail art.

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