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Biology unravels the mysteries of the MET’s masterpiece
A Talk by Dr. Hae Young Lee
Dr. Hae Young Lee is a Post-Doctoral Research Scientist in the Department of Scientific Research at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (MMA). She received her BS in Neuroscience and Fine Arts (Studio Arts-Painting) from Brandeis University in Waltham, MA. Hae Young further pursued her studies in neurobiology at Northwestern University (MS) and received a PhD in Genetics and Development from Columbia University. For her doctoral work, she studied a gene call ATF5 during cerebellar development and tumorigenesis. At the MMA, Hae Young is combining her interest in art with her background in scientific research to adapt and modify biotechniques to study proteinous materials in artworks.