Natural Killer Cells Interrogate Tumor Cells


Submitted by Yvonne J. Yamanaka at the Koch Institute


Yvonne J. Yamanaka
Love Lab, Koch Institute
Epi-fluorescence Microscopy

"This image shows human natural killer (NK) cells (blue) interrogating tumor cells (red). The cells are loaded on an array of nanowells. In this image, 144 nanowells are visible; the entire 3” x 1” array contains 248,832 nanowells. We use images such as these to identify and study individual NK cells that are able to attack and kill tumor cells."