Department of genetics
University of Wisconsin-Madison
United States of America
Education Ph.D. (2000) University of Wisconsin-Madison, Postdoctoral Research: HHMI, UC-Berkeley, 2000-2004 Department Genetics and Life Science Communications Research Interests Asymmetric cell division, cytokinesis, cell polarity & cell cycle genomics and proteomics Research Fields Cell Biology, Genomics & Proteomics, Genetics, Development, C. elegans & Mammalian Cells, Science Communication, Scientific Art Ahna Skop is a geneticist, artist and a winner of the prestigious Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). Her lab seeks to understand the molecular mechanisms that underlie asymmetric cell division during embryonic development using the nematode, C. elegans as a model system. Failures in cell division often lead to birth defects, age-related diseases and cancer. Understanding how cells divide is highly dependent on in vivo microscopy and large amounts of visual data, which dovetails perfectly with one of her other passions, art. The combination of scientist and artist inspires her to think differently and maintain an open mind. Ahna’s scientific art work can be seen in the main entrance of the Genetics/Biotechnology Center building on the UW-Madison campus.
Asymmetric cell division, cytokinesis, cell polarity & cell cycle genomics and proteomics