Art of science on display at Women & Science showcase

One way the Salk Institute continues the legacy of founder Jonas Salk is by celebrating the connection of the worlds of science and art. Salk Women & Science showed how those disciplines are often intertwined, with a unique event on October 10.

The annual Design and Discovery Showcase displayed 11 incredible microscopy images submitted by Salk scientists and selected as the top entries by a panel of judges. More than beautiful, these images illustrate scientific concepts explored by Salk researchers—concepts that may lead to cures. The winning image was submitted by Tong Zhang, a light-microscopy specialist in the Waitt Advanced Biophotonics Core.

The Design & Discovery Showcase event featured art and science presentations, a reception and an auction of the 11 stunning images.

Salk Women & Science is an ongoing program that connects women in the community with leaders in biological science and technology. The program provides a dynamic and vibrant forum in which community and business leaders and Salk’s women of science have an opportunity to gather as friends, entrepreneurs and researchers to discuss the latest discoveries in science and technology while inspiring more women to embrace scientific research as a focus of personal and philanthropic interest.

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