Dr. Ahna Skop

Dr. Ahna Skop

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Studies how cells divide, and curates science art exhibitions around the world.

Dr. Ahna Skop

Art or STEM? Why not both? Dr. Ahna Skop is a geneticist and artist who does just that. Ahna is currently an Associate Professor in the Departments of Genetics and Life Science Communication at University of Wisconsin-Madison. She teaches PHD students how to do research in genetics. Her lab seeks to understand the molecular mechanisms that underlie asymmetric cell division during embryonic development using the nematode, C. elegans as a model system. As well, she works with the UW-Madison Arts Institute has art students do science art installations. Her science and art have been featured by Apple and Science magazine. She also manages a foodblog, foodskop.com, in her free time.

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