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Fabian de Kok-Mercado (HHMI, Dept. of Science Education, Chevy Chase, MD)Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) is the most effective way to determine the general morphology of a virus particle such as Ebola. 2D and 3D TEM data in conjunction with volumetric data from the Protein Data Bank (PDB) can further illuminate virus structure. This poster depicts the structure and function of the TEM and its 3D reconstruction capabilities. Starting from the left, external components are illustrated before examining internal structures and their individual functions. The far right column transitions into the types of biological images and 3D models that are visualized, clarifying how they are generated. A hybrid between non-photorealistic 3D rendering and traditional illustration provides a greater amount of detail without sacrificing clarity. In addition, the integration of real data presents a clear example of how revealing this imaging modality is in the world of scientific visualization. This work was created when employed by the Battelle Memorial Institute for the NIAID IRF in Frederick Maryland.