This year's New England BioLabs "Passion in Science" award was presented to Dana Simmons, an alumna of SciArt Center's cross-disciplinary collaborative residency program. Simmons, a University of Chicago neuroscience PhD student, presented the work created during and inspired by her residency in collaboration with mixed-media artist Richelle Gribble. As a scientist, Simmons aims to raise comprehensive awareness of current brain and autism research, and began creating art from her science as a means to connect the research with the public.
Simmons and Gribble co-authored "The Trees Inside Our Brain" which explores the structures and functions the brain and autism through illustration:
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Some of Dana's Purkinje neuronal artwork derived from her research:
Watch Dana's talk at New England BioLabs here: