In January 2020, Caitlin visited the lab to observe Rashmi Seneviratne's work with a cryo-electron microscope, examining frozen samples containing thousands of tiny artificial structures called vesicles. This poem responds to an unusual image of a vesicle within a vesicle that Rashmi described as "frozen in time and space" at the moment of bursting.

Image credit: Rashmi Seneviratne 

 © 2021 by Caitlin Stobie and the Beales Research Group. Cover image credit: Zexi Xu.