Ahna Skop Ph.D.

Ahna Skop Ph.D.

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

Ahna Skop Ph.D.
Ahna Skop Ph.D.

"If love what you do you will never fail"

Art or STEM? Why not both? Dr. Ahna Skop is a geneticist and artist who does just that. Ahna is currently a Professor in the Laboratory of Genetics, and is an affiliate faculty in Life Science Communication and the Division of the Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her lab seeks to understand the molecular mechanisms that underlie asymmetric cell division during embryonic development. Her work produces a large amount of microscopy which dovetails with her other love, science art. She creates larger than life art that depicts her science for the general public. She works with Ph.D. and arts students in her lab. Her science and art have been featured by Apple, The Scientist, and Science magazine. She also manages a website that highlights the cultural diversity in science called Lab Culture (www. labculturerecipes.com).

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