Science by design

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

More than 300 people attended the showcase chaired by Salk supporter and event lead sponsor Tina Simner and Associate Professor Janelle Ayres to bene t the Salk Women & Science Special Awards Initiative, which provides awards to female scientists conducting high-risk research projects. Thirteen scientist-designer teams collaborated over the last year to create high-end gowns that communicate the visual splendor of scientific research.

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