I am fascinated with how we see life. My approach to exploring this realm is multifold: through the history of science and science studies, lab-based research, and visual art. My main interests are in cell and developmental biology, specifically experimental and visualization practices within these fields over the past two centuries. I have a related interest in the intersections of science and art, particularly how their shared tools and conceptual underpinnings have shaped biology and modern art.

I am a PhD candidate in the Department of the History of Science at Harvard, with a secondary field in Critical Media Practice. I am also a Master’s candidate in Cassandra Extavour’s lab, where I work on early embryonic development in the marine crustacean Parhyale hawaiensis. My interdisciplinary work is supported by a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.

My undergraduate thesis project was featured in an article and accompanying video published in STAT and Scientific American. The project was also featured in this Rhode Island NSF EPSCoR article.

You can find my CV here. To get in touch: bsteinert@g.harvard.edu