(April 2, 2015)

Neuroscience students present Express Your Cellf exhibit

SHREVEPORT, LA — Centenary's Magale Library and Centenary's neuroscience students will host an opening for the exhibit Express Your Cellf on Tuesday, April 7, at 5:30 p.m. in the Magale lobby.

Brain Scan
The exhibit will showcase prints of data from lab experiments

The exhibit will showcase prints of data from lab experiments that students from the Molecular Genetics and Neuroscience classes have transformed into art.

"In today's world, technological advances such as genetic modification, cloning, and whole genome sequencing have made science more accessible to the general population," said Dr. Rebecca Murphy. "Having a solid understanding of science and technology has begun to influence human activities and decisions about everything from health care to grocery shopping in ways it never has before. However, as technology advances, communicating the broad impacts of these emerging tools to the average non-scientist has become more complex, and it has become increasingly important that scientists learn to make their areas accessible to others."

Murphy believes that by using scientific techniques to create art, students are taking complex ideas and converting them into a universally approachable medium that can allow them to initiate conversations about science with people from other disciplines.

"Moreover," adds Murphy, "this gives them the opportunity to be creative with their work and have a little bit of fun with labs that would otherwise be a little bit dry."