Salk’s Women & Science program held its first Design and Discovery Fashion Showcase on October 4, 2017, and featured 13 gowns inspired by Salk microscopy images and created by San Diego Mesa College design students and Salk scientists.

Light Dance was designed by Rachel Merrill, based on the work of former Research Associate Hermina Nedelescu (now a collaborator in the Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory of Assistant Professor Eiman Azim). Nedelescu studies how the cerebellum, a cauliflower-shaped brain structure atop the neck, coordinates perfect movement.

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