https://www.instagram.com/p/BmO6Lhughot/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet As some of you may know, I currently work at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Gene Editing and Screening Core Facility. What does that mean in English? I means that I do large (high throughput) experiments called screens to find novel drugs for regulating different cellular functions. Each project is different and unique... Continue Reading →
Announcing the beginning of my SciArt residency program!
I am excited to announce that I have been accepted to a virtual SciArt residency program, which will begin in September! I am very grateful to the SciArt Center for giving me this opportunity to work with Darcy Johnson - an artist in Canada who explores scientific themes in her art. I invite you to... Continue Reading →
Learning some new beading techniques
While in between projects, I decided to learn some new beading techniques. I recently came across some amazing beadwork on Instagram by Julie Mars (@jamfinearts) and got inspired. I have a ton of multicolored beads that I don’t use for my main projects, so I decided to use them for learning how to bead around a... Continue Reading →
Ever since going through a traumatic experience in 2017, I have been working on expressing my emotions through art. In 2017, I created "Tortured", where the nerve scar represents a shocking life event that acts as a significant barrier to moving forward. Despite its presence, some brave growth tips manage to break through. They show resilience,... Continue Reading →
Dyslexia awareness bracelet
Earlier this year, I wrote about getting involved in creating pieces of art to raise awareness of neurological conditions. I have made one for epilepsy and acute central nervous system injury. More recently I was contacted by a former colleague, who asked me to create a jewelry piece to portray dyslexia. Here is a summary... Continue Reading →
After hurricane Irma, Florida might have a greater risk of spreading infection. More specifically, brain-eating amoebas are more likely to thrive in the stagnant water. These microbes can enter the body through the nose and reach the brain within a few days. There, they begin their feast, which in most cases is fatal. This work... Continue Reading →
Here is the second piece I presented at the Women in Bio SciArt event and the story behind it. Tortured (2017) – 12″ x 12″ Traumatic injury to the central nervous system results in an inhibitory environment. This condition presents a serious challenge for neurons that attempt to regenerate. In addition to inhibitory biochemical signals,... Continue Reading →
Women in Bio SciArt event praise keeps rolling in…
Here is a summary of the SciArt event that was published in Women in Bio newsletter. I am happy to announce that "Guidance" - one of my earlier pieces (depicted above) is now available on both Etsy and eBay. Come get it while it's hot!
Here is the first piece I presented at the Women in Bio SciArt event and the story behind it. Branching Out (2016) - 9" x 9" Neurons have a beautiful architecture, but are never actually symmetrical. Yet they still give a sense of balance. One metric of neuronal differentiation is the measurement of their processes... Continue Reading →
As I have written in a couple of recent posts (here, here and here), life has been a bit hectic recently. I have been feeling like I am having science withdrawal symptoms. Last week, I have finally received an offer for a new position that I have accepted. For the last 4 years, while I... Continue Reading →