Despite significant progress in scientific research in the field, neurological disorders remain shrouded in a veil of stigma. While foundations work on raising public awareness of these conditions, patients often feel uncomfortable in sharing their experiences with others. Art is a universal language that has been used for centuries to communicate complex concepts in an approachable way. From physical nerve injury to psychiatric disorders, art can aid patients in positively reframing their conversations with a wider audience. The beauty of biological images can fascinate and attract more people to learning more about what happens beneath the surface.
Zorina, Ph.D. is a neuroscientist with a lifelong passion for the arts. Yana received her B.A. in Neuroscience with Cellular Concentration from Barnard College at Columbia University and her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. In her scientific career, Yana has always been attracted to microscopy as a means to take a closer look at the beautiful structures that compose the mammalian brain. She uses her scientific knowledge to accurately recreate scientific images into 3D renderings of cellular structures that can bring the beauty of scientific research to a wider audience.
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