“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.”-William Arthur Ward This quote was put up on a screen at our Chief Scientific Officer's retirement party back in 2017. While the party was very nice and well-intentioned on the surface, in reality it was a forced retirement.... Continue Reading →
Drumroll please – introducing “Wilting Mind”
“Iron rusts from disuse; stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.”- Leonardo da Vinci I haven't heard this quote before. By some strange coincidence I accidentally came across it only a few weeks ago, as I was thinking of writing a... Continue Reading →
“Your mind is a garden, your thoughts are the seeds…”
Over the last couple of months, I have fallen off the face of the earth. Again. At least off of the blogosphere anyway. It has been a crazy couple of months for me, to say the least. Work has been stressful and I was in the process of being interviewed for a new job. Not... Continue Reading →
Drumroll please – introducing “Muted Potential” (Part I)!
Finally. Introducing my first completed project of 2021 - “Muted Potential”! While initially I was surprised that it took less than 2 months to complete the beadwork, I then took my sweet time assembling it and taking pictures. Guilty. As you may have read in some of my earlier posts, the cellular pattern is based... Continue Reading →
SciArt – who is it for?
Several weeks ago, I was listening to the Art Juice podcast and they had a great guest - Seth Godin. He was talking about his new book "The Practice", which is a collection of small snippets about how creating art is all about the process. I can totally relate! It is such a soothing and meditative activity... Continue Reading →
Pushing the envelope in science AND art
"Thinking outside the box" has become a bit of a cliché. But in science it is more important than ever. As the base of human knowledge propels ahead with lightning speed, it takes a special set of skills and knowledge to be on the cutting edge of innovation. When I was in graduate school, there... Continue Reading →
I just want to feel this moment
“If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.”- Lao Tzu I recently heard this quote at it really resonated with me. Despite being a neuroscientist, I had a pretty hazy understanding of... Continue Reading →
Thinking outside the box
Sometimes I like to play around with pictures of my SciArt to see what else it could look like. The image of “Attraction” has always made me think of a fan. In reality it is actually based on an image of stem cells that give birth to neurons. You can read more about it here.... Continue Reading →
Attraction, 2019 – Stem cells travel to Canada
The stem cell revolution When I was in graduate school, I had to perform weekly dissections of neonatal rat brains to isolate primary neurons for my experiments. It was not a particularly enjoyable process and an ungrateful one too. After spending 2 – 3 hours meticulously dissecting a dozen brains under a microscope, I would... Continue Reading →
My beaded art piece “Finding Your Self” will be exhibited at a New York gallery next week!
You can read more about this piece here, here and here. And please check out my gallery for more of my artwork! You can also come join my Patreon community for more behind the scenes photos!