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Siddharth Ramakrishnan
SciArt Collaborator

Siddharth Ramakrishnan is an Associate Professor of Biology and Jennie M Caruthers Chair in Neuroscience at the University of Puget Sound, Washington. Professor Ramakrishnan's research spans developmental biology, neuroendocrinology and animal behavior. He is a recipient of the NSF CAREER award to explore modulation of the reproductive axis in the brain by endocrine disruptors (2013-2018). At Columbia University, he worked on bio-electronic interfaces and bio-batteries. As a postdoctoral researcher at UCLA (2006-2009), he studied the development and physiology of reproductive neurons in the zebrafish brain.

A Fellow of the UCLA Art|Sci center, his collaborations with artists have led to exhibitions and documentaries that blend the worlds of art and science highlighting topics like Hox genes, animal umwelts, and biomimicry. He has had exhibits at Bergamont Station (2018), MOCA Taipei (2013), the New School of Design (2012), Microwave New Media Festival (2011) and Symposium on Human-Dog Coevolution (2011). He has developed hybrid Art-Science courses and also founded the Art Science Salons in Washington, both in Tacoma (www.pugetsound.edu/artsci) and in Seattle (in collaboration with UW). More information can be found, at https://www.pugetsound.edu/faculty-pages/sramakrishnan/ and at https://zebrafishmedaka.wixsite.com/sidslab

Education
Ph.D Neuroscience, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA
M.S. Computer Science, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA
Art and Science have long been thought to be completely divergent fields, but I believe that there is a lot to be discovered by blending the two, and by allowing scientists and artists to engage with one another.