Art of the Neuron Speakers

Gregory Dunn, Ph.D.

Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania
Artist and Neurobiologist

Dr. Greg Dunn (artist and neuroscientist) and Dr. Brian Edwards (artist and applied physicist) created Self Reflected to elucidate the nature of human consciousness, bridging the connection between the mysterious three pound macroscopic brain and the microscopic behavior of neurons. Self Reflected offers an unprecedented insight of the brain into itself, revealing through a technique called reflective microetching the enormous scope of beautiful and delicately balanced neural choreographies designed to reflect what is occurring in our own minds as we observe this work of art. Self Reflected was created to remind us that the most marvelous machine in the known universe is at the core of our being and is the root of our shared humanity.

Alison Dell, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Health
Promotion, and Health Care Management
St. Francis College, Brooklyn, NY

Dr. Dell’s research interests include cell signaling in neural development as well as the impact of common environmental toxins on these processes. She in the cofounder of Art in the Lab, an ongoing series bringing scientists and artists together in lab for workshops that combine drawing and laboratory exercises.

“I am an artist who does science, or a scientist who does art — combining research training in Cell and Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, and Environmental Science and Policy with my visual arts practice, as a researcher, educator, and communicator of art and science.”