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Neuroanatomy Textbook Spread: CNIII & CNVIII

The goal of this project was to create two neuroanatomy textbook spreads on the topics of the oculomotor nerve (CNIII) and vestibulocochlear never (CNVIII). This was a collaborative project with Shehryar (Shay) Saharan and Sana Khan. 


Neuroanatomy students


Prof. Shelley Wall



Textbook Illustration


March 2022


Adobe Illustrator



Process work 

Oculomotor nerve (CNIII)

Research and layout were created by Shay Saharan for this spread. My role was to create the final renders following the style guide.

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Concept and layout by Shay Saharan


Final render by Cassie Ren

Vestibulocochlear never (CNVIII)

For this spread, I was in charge of the research, content development and initial linework. Sana Khan finished the final rendering. 

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Concept and layout by Cassie Ren 


Final render by Sana Khan 


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Bordoni, B. (2021, July 21). Neuroanatomy, cranial nerve 8 (vestibulocochlear). StatPearls [Internet]. Retrieved March 14, 2022, from 

Dubal, P. M., Svider, P. F., Gupta, A., Eloy, J. A., & Liu, J. K. (2015, April 24). Injuries of the cranial nerves. Nerves and Nerve Injuries. Retrieved March 14, 2022, from 

Hansen, J. T., Koeppen, B. M., Netter, F. H., Craig, J. A., & Perkins, J. (2002). In Atlas of Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology: Selections from the Netter Collection of medical illustrations (pp. 85–88). essay, Icon Custom Communication. 

Marieb, E. N., & Hoehn, K. (2021). Human Anatomy & Physiology. Pearson. 

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. (2020, March 26). Slide show: How you hear. Mayo Clinic. Retrieved March 14, 2022, from 

Neuronal pathways for hearing. BrainKart. (n.d.). Retrieved March 14, 2022, from 

Peng, A. W., Salles, F. T., Pan, B., & Ricci, A. J. (2011, November 1). Integrating the biophysical and molecular mechanisms of auditory hair cell mechanotransduction. Nature News. Retrieved March 14, 2022, from 

Pujol, R. (n.d.). Journey into the world of hearing. Cochlea. Retrieved March 14, 2022, from

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