Women in Art and Science, Seekers All

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Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

415 Main Street

Cambridge, MA 02142

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Gathered together for a conversation during Women’s History Month, these women represent a broad range of both art and science practices. The program will begin with five-minute pecha kucha style introductions. The speakers will then share with each other and the audience their respective thoughts on the relationship between art and science, and how and if that affects their own thinking and projects. In spite of the ambition of the evening, this promises to be an intimate event. Co-sponsored by Women @ Broad.


The Speakers:

Dr. Jody Weber received a BFA from SUNY Purchase, an M.A. from American University and a Ph.D. in dance history from Boston University. Currently, she is a tenured full professor and Chair of the Dance Department at Bridgewater State University and author of The Evolution of Aesthetic and Expressive Dance in Boston. She is also Artistic Director and Choreographer for Weber Dance, a nonprofit concert dance company based in Boston. She has received grants from the Boston Center for The Arts, Somerville Arts Council, the Cambridge Arts Council, The Boston Dance Alliance and numerous research grants through the Center for Advancement of Research and Scholarship. Her choreography has been presented in venues in New York City, San Francisco, Florida, Montana, British Columbia, Alaska, Colorado, Maine and Washington D.C. Her newest work, Her Sylvan Ascent, was co-presented by the Somerville Arts Council and presented at the deCordova Museum in 2018.


Lucy Kim was born in Seoul, South Korea, and raised between South Korea, Myanmar, and the United States. She received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA from the Yale School of Art. She attended the Yale Summer School of Art and Music, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the MacDowell Colony, and is the recipient of the Carol Schlosberg Memorial Prize and the Ellen Battell Stoeckel Fellowship from Yale. She is a founding member of the collaborative kijidome and is currently Assistant Professor of Art at BU. She has received an Artadia Award. She is the Broad Institute artist in residence. Her work is included in the collection of the Kadist Foundation in Paris, and is represented by Lisa Cooley, New York.


Stacey Gabriel is senior director of the Genomics Platform at Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and an institute scientist at the Broad. Under Gabriel’s guidance, the Genomics Platform operates as one of the largest sequencing centers in the world and continually explores, validates, optimizes, and implements new technologies, methods, and analysis tools to meet the needs of the Broad community. Gabriel and the members of her team are committed to pushing the boundaries of the genomic frontier through the application of operational excellence, advanced process design, data analysis and visualization, and technology development capabilities. Gabriel received her B.S. in molecular biology from Carnegie Mellon University and Ph.D. in human genetics from Case Western Reserve University.


Ashlee M. Earl is a research scientist and senior group leader for the Bacterial Genomics Group at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, where she is an institute scientist. Within the Broad Institute’s Genomic Center for Infectious Diseases and Infectious Disease and Microbiome Program, Earl is working to understand the relationship between microbes and human health including how multi-drug resistant pathogens emerge and spread. Prior to joining the Broad Institute, Earl received her B.S. and Ph.D. in microbiology from Louisiana State University and postdoctoral training from Harvard Medical School with Dr. Roberto Kolter. In addition to expertise in microbiology, microbial genomics, genetics, metagenomics, and human microbiome research.


Image:

Lucy Kim, Dr. Melissa Doft, Plastic Surgeon 1
Oil paint, acrylic paint, urethane resin, epoxy, fiberglass, wood framing
92 x 60 in.
2016
Photo credit: Tony Luong

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