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National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research

Ruth West



Ruth West is an artist with background as a molecular genetics researcher. Working predominantly with computer-based media, West explores how artistic practice and aesthetic experience can nurture scientific discovery. West is artist-in-residence and Director, Visual Analytics and Interactive Technologies for the National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research and an Artist-Research Associate at the UCSD Center for Research in Computing and the Arts, where she is the first CALIT2 New Media Artist crossing over to the Digitally Enabled Genomic Medicine Layer. Her work has been presented at venues such as SIGGRAPH and the UCLA Fowler Museum, featured in NPR's The Connection, the NY Times, the Genome News Network, Aminima and in Artweek, and has been published various journals, including the American Journal of Human Genetics, Genomics, Leonardo, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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