Our exhibits are displayed across the NIH Bethesda campus.
- Christian Boehmer Anfinsen: Protein Folding and the Nobel Prize — This exhibit celebrates Christian Anfinsen's discovery of how proteins work in the body and illuminates some of his contributions to science and society. Visit the real thing Anfinsen Exhibit Map.
- Curiosity & Collaboration: The Work of Michael Potter — This exhibit captures the spirit of Michael Potter, a man driven by curiosity, not competition, whose only goal was to answer questions about the nature of life. Visit the real thing Potter Exhibit Map.
- Marshall Nirenberg: Discovering the Genetic Code — The life of the Nobel-prize winning NIH scientist Nirenberg is presented in this exhibit. Nirenberg deciphered the genetic code in the early 1960s with the collaboration of his NIH colleagues. Visit the real thing Nirenberg Exhibit Map.
- The Stadtman Way: A Tale of Two Biochemists at NIH — This exhibit highlights the work of Drs. Thressa and Earl Stadtman, distinguished biochemists who worked at the NIH for over 50 years. Visit the real thing Stadtman Exhibit Map.
- Santiago Ramon y Cajal: Founder of Modern Neuroscience — Founder of Modern Neuroscience — Santiago Ramón y Cajal was the first to describe the nervous system, including neurons, in exquisite detail. This exhibit presents his drawings and information about current NIH neuroscience. The virtual exhibit is under construction, but you can visit the real thing [this would be a link to the map page].
- Howard Bartner and 40 years of Medical Science — Howard Bartner, an NIH medical illustrator, devoted 40 years to portraying human anatomy in his drawings.
- Roscoe Brady & Gaucher Disease — How medical researchers study diseases, by answering three basic questions. Focuses on Dr. Roscoe Brady's team at NINDS and their work with Gaucher disease.
- Charles Darwin — Formally titled “Rewriting the Book of Nature: Charles Darwin and the Rise of Evolutionary Theory,” the exhibit describes the Charles Darwin’s life and the fortunes of the theory of evolution by natural selection.
- Martin Rodbell: How Cells Respond to Signals — Martin Rodbell and his colleagues discovered a mechanism that transformed our understanding of how cells respond to signals. In a series of pioneering experiments conducted at the NIH, Rodbell studied hormones--substances which have specific effects on cells' activity. He won the 1994 Nobel Prize for this work.
- The AMINCO-Bowman Spectrophotofluorometer — In the 1950s, the NIH's Dr. Robert Bowman developed a sensitive instrument called the spectrophotofluorometer, or “SPF”, that allowed scientists to use fluorescence as a way to identify and measure tiny amounts of substances in the body. This exhibit explores the instrument and its use in scientific studies ranging from anti-depressant medication to AIDS research and the Human Genome Project.