Haozhe Zhang and Robert Sinclair Haozhe Zhang, a PhD student now at Iowa State University, and OIST Professor Robert Sinclair investigated the spatial patterns of Namibian fairy circles and skin cells when Zhang was a research intern at OIST in 2013. Sinclair had wondered if the circles and cells were at all related after seeing a presentation on fairy circles and reading a paper about the distribution of skin cell neighbors. Date: 06 April 2015 Copyright OIST (Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, 沖縄科学技術大学院大学). Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0). Download full-resolution image Tags Researchers Share on: Related Images Emi Furukawa with Brazilian Collaborators OIST researcher Emi Furukawa, center; Jorge Moll, second from left; Patricia Bado, middle; Paulo Mattos, right with colleagues at IDOR in Rio de Janeiro. Masako Nakamura Masako Nakamura Members of the PhysioDesigner Development Team Members of the PhysioDesigner development team: Yoshiyuki Asai (right) and Takeshi Abe (left). Mr. Abe is mainly responsible for developing a simulator for encoded models of physiological functions. C. M. Chandrashekar and Thomas Busch Dr. C. M. Chandrashekar and Professor Thomas Busch run simulations and carry out analytical studies to understand quantum particles in the Quantum Systems Unit at OIST. Professor Hirotaka Sugawara Professor Sugawara, head of the Advanced Medical Instrumentation Unit at OIST.