Stockton Hosts Arts and Sciences Lecture on ‘Intersecting Methods: Art in the Lab’ Feb. 23

For Immediate Release;

 Contact:         Christina Butterfield
                        News & Media Relations
                        Galloway, N.J. 08205
                        (609) 626-3845


Galloway, N.J. – Stockton University will host a guest lecture, “Intersecting Methods: Art in the Lab,” on Thursday, Feb. 23 from 4:30 – 6 p.m. in room B-126, located on the main Galloway campus. The event is part of Stockton STEAM, an initiative promoting interdisciplinary work in the arts and sciences.

The lecture will be presented by Alison Dell, co-founder of Art in the Lab, an ongoing project that brings scientists and artists together for events mixing drawing and laboratory work.

“As both a scientist and an artist, I am fascinated by how we can perceive and process information in the world around us,” she said.

Dell has held exhibitions in the Queens Museum of Art Bulova Gallery, Socrates Sculpture Park, Cuchifritos Gallery, Rutgers University and the University of Pennsylvania.

She received a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 2013, following pre-doctoral research at Columbia University. Both her doctoral and pre-doctoral work examined cell-signaling events in developing neurons as their axons navigate towards their synaptic partners. 

She continues research on that topic at St. Francis College, where she serves as an assistant professor of biology and through a research appointment in neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania. Since joining the faculty at St. Francis College, Dell has expanded her research to include environmental issues—examining changes in neural development upon low-level exposure to common environmental pollutants.

The lecture is sponsored by Stockton University’s School of Arts & Humanities, School of Natural Sciences & Mathematics and School of Education.                    

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