“Oh my gosh, look at that cheese!”
Janet is a full-fledged molecular biologist who got her doctorate for her work on the actin cytoskeleton. She also can’t stand the site of blood.
Sensing there had to be something better than stick figures (the way biologists usually drew their ideas), Janet began studying computer animation and has since created illustrations and animations that have appeared in “Nature,” “The New York Times” and the Boston Museum of Science.
Biologists with Movies in Their Heads
Science Goes Hollywood
About Janet Iwasa
Janet Iwasa got her PhD in Molecular Biology at the University of California, San Francisco and is now a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Utah. She’s also an award-winning animator and illustrator who brings biological research to life in her amazing animations. Not satisfied to do all the animating herself, Janet has also developed a streamlined animation application that can be used by other biologists to share their research with the world.