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 →
How do you make people see science behind the art?
Over the last couple of years, I have been thinking a lot about how SciArt can become more relatable to people who do not have a scientific background. How do we distinguish it from the more common concept of modern or abstract art? While art is often meant to be interpreted through the “eye of... Continue Reading →
Creating retrospective art stories
Between the lines I was never a big fan of English classes in school. I really like to read, but it always irked me when a teacher would ask us questions about what the author may have meant to be read "between the lines". Unless the author wrote an autobiography, there is no way to... Continue Reading →
“Art of the Brain” Exhibition
I am thrilled to announce that my artwork will be featured at the”Art of the Brain” exhibit at Mount Sinai next Monday (3/12). There will be an opening reception and over 80 total pieces of scientific images and sculptures from Sinai. The reception will be held at 6 – 8 pm and the exhibit will... Continue Reading →
Here's my most recent creation - "Abyss". It is my first attempt at making an abstract piece while remaining true to the science behind it. Based on a recent article about a potential amoeba outbreak after Hurricane Irma, this image depicts human nerve cells being ingested by the amoeba. Such an infection can lead to swift... 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!
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 →
I have never been a fan of abstract art. When I was about 10, my parents took me to Florida for the first time. While there, we took a day trip to St. Petersburg to visit the Salvador Dali museum. I felt lost and thought that the paintings were pointless. My parents said that it... Continue Reading →