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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: 
Bennett A, Liu J, Van Ryk D, Bliss D, Arthos J, Henderson RM, Subramaniam S. Cryoelectron Tomographic Analysis of an HIV-neutralizing Protein and Its Complex with Native Viral gp120 J Biol Chem. 2007 Sep 21;282(38):27754-9. Epub 2007 Jun 28