Jennifer Nemhauser leads a research laboratory of scientists, all immersed in the complex world of plant hormones. But last year, the UW professor of biology boosted her lab’s roster with some unexpected talent. Claire Cowie — an artist, UW alum and lecturer — spent three months as a part-time artist in residence in Nemhauser’s lab.
“This was such an insightful and creative experience,” says Cowie, who earned a graduate degree in printmaking from UW and has taught at the University since 1999. “I hope that by sharing this story and describing the residency program, we can inspire other collaborations between scientists and artists.”