Role of art in science, education and medicine

For centuries art has been used as a universal method of communication.  Art can portray outer and inner beauty, emotional state, or a fleeting feeling.  It can attract a viewer's attention to the big picture by portraying an overarching message, or a tiny detail emphasizing a very personal experience.  Here I will describe how scientifically... Continue Reading →

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One percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration 

Thomas Edison's quote "Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration" is quite famous and is often used to inspire people to work hard.  There is nothing wrong with that.  Indeed, everyone who want to achieve their goals should strive to overcome whatever challenges life throws at them.  But the interesting question is -... 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 Panel – “The Intersection of Art and Science”

As many of you might know, I have spent the last few months on an unplanned "sabbatical".  When I stopped working, many people have said "now you will have more time for art".  Little did they know.  Searching for a new opportunity turned out to take up more time and effort than a full-time job.... 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 →


The inner mind

Last weekend, I attended the Eifman ballet in New York City Theater - "Tchaikovsky:  The Mystery of Life and Death".  Unlike the vast majority of ballets I have seen before, that are centered around a fictional story such as the "Nutcracker" or "Swan Lake", this production was quite different.  It was an outsider's view of... Continue Reading →


Abstract art

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 →


The world will sing along

Last Friday, I spent the evening with a group of friends I used to work with during my postdoctoral fellowship. During our training at Mount Sinai, we all attended an entrepreneurship course that led us to working on a project together. We were a group of five female scientists, and whether we wanted it or... Continue Reading →


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