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Toledo CellulART 2024
will be held on October 4th

 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Center for the Visual Arts

University of Toledo


Toledo CellulART is a meeting that brings together the art and scientific communities of Northwestern Ohio, Southern Michigan, and Northeastern Indiana to appreciate the link between art and science while also promoting collaboration, interaction, and discussion between researchers working with the cytoskeleton.

About our 2024 Toledo CellulART  Speakers

This year's Keynote Speaker is Jennifer Zallen!
And the Scientist/Artist is Beata Mierzwa!

Jennifer A. Zallen, PhD

Member, Developmental Biology Program, Sloan Kettering Institute

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Jennifer Zallen is interested in the generation of tissue structure through the collective actions of cell populations. These organized actions are fundamental to establishing body form and generating the distinct shapes and functions of different organs. Zallen and her team work to understand how multiple cellular processes, including cell polarity, motility, and adhesions, are integrated in tissue remodeling, and how communication between cells modulates these processes so that all members of a population move in the same way. They also study how these processes can be coopted to promote cell movements that lead to tumor cell metastasis.

Beata Edyta Mierzwa, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research and University of California (UCSD)

Founder, Beata Science Art

My name is Beata, I am a molecular biologist working on cell division of animal cells. I combine my two passions – science and art – to create unique and unconventional illustrations. During my research, I realized that these two have a great deal in common and that combining these passions creates a unique way to communicate science. I want to add some creativity to the conventional forms of scientific communication, with the aim to spark interest inside and outside the scientific community. My drawings are designed to illustrate scientific themes with an artistic twist, and I aim to highlight fundamental scientific aspects in an unconventional way. I create my drawings for everyone to enjoy – for scientists to appreciate biological findings in a refreshing way, and for non-scientists to discover the beauty in fundamental biological principles.


Every drawing is an experiment!

We would like to extend a thank you to all those who attended and

supported the 5th annual Toledo CellulART!

We look forward to seeing you again next year.


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