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Dr. Beata Mierzwa - skopology
Dr. Beata Edyta Mierzwa is a molecular biologist who combines science, art and fashion to share the beauty of biology with the world. In her postdoctoral research at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research at UCSD, she explores how different types of cells divide to broaden the world’s understanding of cell division and improve cancer therapy. During her academic career, she discovered that combining her passions for science and art creates a unique way to communicate scientific concepts.
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Dr. Steph Nowotarski - skopology
Dr. Nowotarski is currently a postdoctoral research assistant at the Stowers Institute in Kansas City, MO. During her time on the microscope she doodled (a lot) and while in grad school, developed a habit still in place: science days, art nights and weekends. Her favored mediums change with her mood, the season, and how much time she has in front of her: oils, watercolors, inks, printmaking, a little bit of everything. She has found that each needs the other for the world to be in balance: her science is better with art and her art, better with science.
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