Intricacies of scientific models

I have always been a sucker for fancy and intricate scientific devices.  I don't want to say instruments, because that would imply electronic equipment.  Although even there, if it has to do with imaging cells, I'm in!  But I am referring more to items that you can actually touch and interact with, especially on a... Continue Reading →

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Breaking the stigma

A while back I wrote about using art to fight disorder-associated stigma.  As a preface to this post, I will quote a short passage and you can find the whole post here. A couple of years ago, I attended a large meeting, where people working in the biomedical community were presented with a new potential... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

“Tortured”

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 →

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