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Jyotirekha Das is a neuroscience doctorate with a passion for science communication and #scienceillustration. She is currently working as a freelance scientific writer in Kolabtree and a volunteer graphic illustrator at Biopatrika.

Image 1: A representation of a macrophage engulfing a bacteria Macrophages are specialised cells responsible for protecting the human body from foreign harmful organisms. These cells are responsible for detection, phagocytosis, and killing bacteria. They attack the bacteria by ingesting it inside, which then gets trapped inside the phagosome. Within the phagosome the enzymes and toxic peroxides digest the pathogen.

Image 2: A 3D representation of SARS-COV-2 virus displaying the RNA as the genetic material. The spike proteins are represented in blue color.

Image 3: A representation image of a sea hare. The California sea hare (Aplysia californica) is a species of sea slug in the sea hare family, Aplysiidae. It is found in the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of California in the United States and northwestern Mexico.