I am fascinated with how we see the world of microscopic living things. My approach to exploring this world is multifold: through lab-based research, the history and philosophy of science, and visual art. My main interests lie in cell and developmental biology, both in their rich history and modern-day form, and visualization and image-making technologies, such as microscopy, 3D printing, virtual reality, photography, printmaking, and drawing.
I strongly believe that emphasizing an interdisciplinary approach to scientific inquiry, such as one that recognizes creative practices and visual thinking as critical components, greatly enriches research and engages a much larger audience.
Also check out my post on the Node about drawing and embryology.
To get in touch: email@example.com
- Brown University, BA in Biology (Honors) & Science and Society, 2016
Rhode Island School of Design, Printmaking, partial fulfillment of BA
- Brown University Molecular Biology, Cell Biology & Biochemistry Dept., Wharton Lab, Research Assistant, 2016-present
- Brown University Molecular Biology, Cell Biology & Biochemistry Dept., Wharton Lab, Independent Research for Honors Thesis, 2015-2016
- Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), MBLWHOI Library, Catherine N. Norton Fellowship (2016), Royce Fellowship (2015)
- Brown University Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Dept., Swartz Lab, Histology Research Assistant, 2015
- Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Nature Lab, National Science Foundation RI EPSCoR Fellowship, 2014
- New York Stem Cell Foundation, Scientific Programs Intern (2013), Research Intern (2012 & 2011)
- “Visualizing the Cell: Pictorial Styles and their Epistemic Goals in General Cytology” with Kate MacCord. In Visions of Cell Biology: Reflections Inspired by Cowdry's General Cytology, edited by Karl Matlin, Jane Maienschein, and Manfred Laubichler. University of Chicago Press, in press.
- "Drawing Embryos Together: Seeing 'The Embryology of Crepidula,'" forthcoming.
- “Microscopic Discovery: A Guide for Seeing Life at Small Scale.” Synthesis: An Undergraduate Journal of the History of Science, Issue 6, 2015, pp 25-36. (Harvard University)
- "Drawing Embryos, Seeing Development," The Node: The Community Site for and by Developmental Biologists (2016): http://thenode.biologists.com/drawing-embryos-seeing-development/discussion/
- “Edmund Beecher Wilson” with Jane Maienschein. MBL History Project digital exhibit (2016):
- “Drawing Embryos Together: Seeing ‘The Embryology of Crepidula,’” Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Biology, Philadelphia, PA, March 25th, 2017.
- “Drawing Embryos Together: Processes of Visualizing Cell Lineage in Crepidula fornicata,” History of Science Society, San Francisco, CA, Nov. 21-24, 2015.
- “Let Me Tell you a Story: Curating Charisma for Successful Science Communication,” Better World by Design, Providence, RI, Sept. 20-22, 2014.
Awards, Prizes, and Fellowships
- Catherine N. Norton Fellowship, MBLWHOI Library, Summer 2016
- Dean Marjorie Thompson Senior Prize in Biology, Brown University, Spring 2016
- Susan Colver Rosenberger Prize for the Best Undergraduate Thesis in the Field of Science and Technology Studies, Brown University, Spring 2016
- Research at Brown Grant, Brown University, Fall 2015
- Royce Fellowship Extension Grant, Brown University, Fall 2015
- Royce Fellowship, Brown University, Summer 2015
- Dean’s Discretionary Grant, Brown University, Spring 2015
- Rhode Island EPSCoR Undergraduate Research Fellowship, National Science Foundation, Summer 2014