Evening of Art+Science at UMMA

Join the A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute on Wednesday, March 29, at 6 p.m. at UMMA for free-flowing lectures and discussions about how ideas and theories take shape, whether in the laboratory or in the studio.

Now in its fourth year, the Evening of Art+Science project at the University of Michigan connects two dozen leading contemporary artists with U-M’s most eminent biomedical researchers for conversations about the intersection of discovery and creativity in their respective disciplines. The talks inspire one-of-a-kind, boundary-breaking works of art that capture the genius of both worlds.

In April, the artwork will be auctioned at a ticketed gala to benefit groundbreaking cancer research at U-M.

In this March 29 preview lecture, one of the artist-scientist pairs — Alison Wong and Rajesh Rao, MD — will share what they have learned from this innovative and enriching partnership.

Alison Wong and Rajesh Rao, MD

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Speaker Bios

Alison Wong is an artist, curator, and educator. She is the director at Wasserman Projects and adjunct faculty at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit.

Rajesh Rao, MD, is an assistant professor of pathology and assistant professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences. He is developing the first in-human stem cell trial for dry age-related macular degeneration, which aims to prevent cell loss and restore vision.