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April 22, 2023

Gymnosperms: An Unexpected Contribution to Cancer

First of all I would like to congratulate all of my friends and peers from General Biology Two, Section D for publishing their articles. The effort and time put into such well designed infographics should be applauded and recognized. I hope you are all proud.
Secondly I would like to honor Dr. Terry Shackleford for her persistent editing and active engagement throughout the research project. She made the research project feel less like an assignment and more like a self accomplishment.
I would also like to sincerely thank my close friends and family for their endless support and encouragement throughout this time in my life.
Lastly, I would like to honor both Dr. Terry Shackleford and Dr. Bradford Whitener for presenting me with such an opportunity, this would not have been possible without the two of you and your support. Thank you so much.

Recent Comments


  • jdelafuente6

    This is such a cute infographic! I thought it was super interesting to learn what paclitaxel is and how it is an effective chemotherapy for patients with breast cancer. I would have loved to see more on how it works. Now I am intrigued to know exactly what role TAXANES plays in metastatic breast cancer. I want to go into cancer research, so this poster was very fascinating it me. I always think it is so cool how some of our treatments come from nature. Great job!

  • Mikayla Trejo

    Thank you for your submission Hunter! This is relevant information that I found in enlightening, and interesting. There seem to be a lot of words, but it was still concise, and I see it as an important information that needed to be included. Overall, this is a clear an interesting info graphic.

  • Mikayla Trejo

    This info graphic was interesting. Thank you for your submission. While there seem to have been a lot of words, it was still concise and easy to read while being informational. The colors on the page or eye-catching, and I appreciate how this is beneficial and relevant information.

  • Alexis Silva

    The design, color coordination, and pictures caught my attention during my first initial skim through.
    Ms. Stiles does a commendable job at emphasizing the evolutionary significance of gymnosperms. The inclusion of a vocabulary section enhances audience understanding, while the precautions section ensures a comprehensive overview, making it a well-rounded educational resource. I now have a basic understanding of gymnosperms when prior to reading this infographic I had no knowledge.

  • Bella Cortez

    This infographic was infographic did have a lot of words but it was easy to read. I was able to just read a few words and then understand by just looking at the symbols. While I was analyzing this infographic I noticed that just by at first glance it may look like you have too many words but, after fully going through the infographic you notice how well it flows.

  • Linda Aguilar

    This infographic was informative and easy to read. The colors were soothing blue, gold and green. I love how you incorporated the pinecones in the infographic. Visually it was easy to read when you used different fonts sizes and the use of borders around 50% of patients and fun facts. At first glance it seemed you had a lot of information to review. After reviewing it flowed nicely.

  • jcortez24

    Good Evening Hunter, I really enjoyed going through your infographic. Your title really caught my attention and made me continue to go through your project. While analyzing your infographic I was able to get your ideas that you were trying to reach across. The way you switched between those two fonts made it more fun to read. When talking about paclitaxel I loved how you showed a drawing of what that was.

  • First off, I think that the formatting of this infographic is amazing. While at first glance it may seem like it’s a lot of information clustered together, it is still very easy to read. I also really enjoy the visual aspects of this infographic. I like that there are only a few pictures since everything is explained so well. The title automatically catches the eye since like myself, many people did not know of this topic so great job on that. This infographic did a great job of explaining this topic to someone that had no rigor knowledge.

  • esaucedomoreno

    This infographic is shorter and less complex comparing to the other one that I had to take a look at. In my opinion, this infographic was easier to comprehend just simply because of the use of the pictures. The pictures help me understand a topic was more than just having to read off an article with ought any sort of reference to look at. Overall, I plan on doing a similar infographic t0 this one but, again, with less text and easier to comprehend.

  • ajuarez15

    I really like the color scheme that was put into this infographic and the little pictures accurately depicts what they are talking about. For example she uses little pine cones to have a visual as to what the evolution of Gymnosperms might be. What really caught my attention was the title, I did not know that Gymnosperms would contribute to Cancer. It’s really interesting to see how Paclitaxel has become more effective over time and is now used to treat breast cancer. Overall it’s a really good infographic and I was able to learn so much from it.

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