9/27/16 – Todd Golub & Naoe Suzuki

Collaborating at the Intersection of Art and Science

September 27th, 3-4pm

Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, auditorium
415 Main Street, Kendall Square, Cambridge MA 02142

Presented by Catalyst Conversations and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard as part of HUBweek. 

Join us for a fascinating conversation between Broad Institute founding core member, Todd Golub, and artist-in-residence Naoe Suzuki, as they explore ideation as a collaborative effort, with results that potentially enhance both the art and research produced.

Todd Golub, M.D., Founding Core Member, Chief Scientific Officer, and Director of the Cancer Program at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard; Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School; Charles A. Dana Investigator in Human Cancer Genetics at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Investigator at Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

Todd Golub is a founding core member of the Broad Institute and serves as the institute’s chief scientific officer and director of its Cancer Program. Golub is a world leader in understanding the basis of cancer, by creating and applying tools of genomics. He has made fundamental discoveries in the molecular basis of childhood leukemia, and laid the foundation for the diagnosis and classification of human cancers using gene expression analysis. He also pioneered the development of chemical screening approaches based on gene expression.

Before beginning her appointment at Broad Institute, current artist-in- residence Naoe Suzuki has been the recipient of many grants and awards including the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the Artist Grant in Drawing/Printmaking/Artist’s Book, and Artist Grant in Sculpture/Installation from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, the Artists’ Fellowship, Inc., Puffin Foundation, and the Blanche E. Colman Award from Mellon Trust of New England. Her residency fellowships include Studios at MASS MoCA (2016), Blue Mountain Center (2015, 2013, 2011, 2008 and 2005), Millay Colony for the Arts (2008 and 2002), Jentel (2006), Centrum (1999), and MacDowell Colony (1998-99). Naoe was born in Tokyo, Japan, and based in Waltham, MA. She holds M.F.A. in Studio for Interrelated Media from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. You can see more of her work on her website at www.naoesuzuki.com.

The artist-in-residence program at Broad Institute provides an environment where revolutionary scientists and forward thinking artists can work, communicate, and learn together to benefit both science and art, and leverage the connection between the two disciplines to collaboratively provoke the creative thinking that drives innovation. Register on EventBrite