Creating art using the STEAM method

Last weekend, I mostly finished sewing the first layer of yellow rondelle beads.  In the original microscopy image, the cell nuclei were colored bright blue, due to being labeled with Hoechst stain, which labels DNA.  In Darcy’s version of the image, she switched this color to pale yellow, which makes them look more delicate and... Continue Reading →

Is art creation logical or intuitive?

Several years ago, as I was working on developing my scientific career, I was presented with the Myers-Briggs test.  Myers-Briggs test is a widely accepted assessment of one’s own personality.  It is meant to provide information to begin understanding your own qualities.  This includes identifying your strengths and weaknesses and finding ways to take the... Continue Reading →

Why I am interested in cross-disciplinary collaboration

Now that I have joined the SciArt Center Bridge Residency program, I will be writing weekly blog posts about my progress in collaborating with Darcy Johnson.  The posts will be published on the program website and I will be re-posting them here to continue using my blog for tracing the development of my art over... Continue Reading →

“Sunrise”

One of the major challenges in the field of neuroscience is the poor ability of neurons to regenerate after acute injury.  Conditions such as spinal cord injury sever the neuronal connections, leading to permanent paralysis with no treatments currently available.  After birth, the vast majority of neurons lose their ability to divide and create new cells,... Continue Reading →

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