Epilepsy awareness 

Experiencing an epileptic seizure can be quite scary. It comes as a wave of abnormal electrical activity in the brain that can lead to a wide spectrum of symptoms. These symptoms can range from feeling lightly nauseous and unsteady, to exhibiting uncontrollable jerking movements and losing consciousness. It can be debilitating, not only at the... Continue Reading →


Brain-eating amoeba 

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 →

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!


“Branching Out”

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 →


Trade offs

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 →


My adventure through social media

This Tuesday I published my next blog post about Sholl analysis.  Crickets.  For some strange reason it only got one view and no likes.  I guess people are taking off for their holiday break already and/or are busy with last minute gifts. I also tried out the "Get followers" app, which sort of made me... Continue Reading →


“Branching Out” – the story of Sholl analysis 

I have always been attracted to symmetry.  Ever since childhood, symmetry and equilibrium have always put me at ease and gave me a sense of aesthetic satisfaction. In graduate school, I studied the process of differentiation (read "development") of nerve cells called neurons.  Neurons have beautiful architecture, but are never actually symmetrical.  Yet they still... Continue Reading →


Morning Glory

This week has been a little slow and not particularly productive at work.  Plus my daughter got sick and had to be picked up from school in the middle of the day.  I always feel the weight of juggling work and family life and strive to find some time to be myself.  Artwork brings me... Continue Reading →


Pushing the envelope- Part II

Last week, I wrote about pushing the limits of science by thinking outside the box.  In that sense, "thinking outside the box" is used quite figuratively to indicate how traditional thinking will not lead to new ideas, and constant innovation is necessary to achieve breakthroughs. In this post, we will examine the same concept in... Continue Reading →


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