Coloring outside the lines

Left – Elif Kurt; right – Caitlin Marks

Genetics faculty member Dr. Ahna Skop has had her coloring book and undergrad alumni collaboration highlighted by the National Science Foundation’s Molecular and Cellular Biosciences site. Dr. Skop’s recently published book, “Genetic Reflections: A coloring book” is the result of such a collaboration – involving Dr. Skop and two undergraduates, Elif Kurt and Caitlin Marks. Kurt and Marks developed the illustrations for the coloring book as part of their independent project for a Life Sciences Communication class. The coloring book is an extension of an earlier broader impact activity achieved through a collaboration with artist Angela Johnson. That project, also titled “Genetic Reflections,” is a 40-foot-long science art installation on display at the Biotech Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is open to the public.

To read more about Genetic Reflections: A Coloring Book, visit the NSF’s site here.