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The Art in Science

About Us

The University of Michigan unites scientists from many fields who work together to study organism development, function and disease.  The goal of these studies is to design new and effective ways to treat disease and provide better understanding of ourselves as well as the world that surrounds us.

In the course of this research, scientists use special stains to add color to the otherwise transparent tissues. Microscopes then allow detailed observation. The tiny biological structures revealed in these images are beautiful; we share them with you here as a fascinating combination of art and science that we call BioArtography.

On this site, you can purchase images displayed at the Ann Arbor Art Fair BioArtography Booth.  Proceeds from the sale of this work help support the training of our next generation of researchers.


Support BioArtography and receive discounts by becoming a Friend of BioArt!

2016 BioArtography University of Michigan Jury Selection Committee:

Christianne Myers, MFA, Assistant Professor of Performing Arts, Department of Theatre and Drama, School of Music, Theatre & Dance

Brad Smith, Ph.D, Professor of Art, Stamps School of Art and Design and Adjunct Professor of Radiology

Sherri Smith, Ph.D, Catherine B Heller Collegiate Professor of Art and Professor of Art, Penny W Stamps School of Art and Design

Lia Min, Research Fellow, Life Sciences Institute and Adjunct Lecturer in Art and Design, Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design    

Santiago Schnell, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology and Associate Professor of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics    

Sarah Winans Newman, Ph.D., Professor Emerita of Anatomy and Cell Biology and Associate Dean, Rackham Graduate School

Deborah L. Gumucio, Ph.D., Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology and Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics, BioArtography Program Director

Sue O'Shea, Ph.D., Crosby-Kahn Collegiate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology and Professor of Psychiatry

Mara Duncan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology

Traci Carulli, BioArtography Program Coordinator

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