Microbiome Art

Dog with GoPro

Our research center works to bridge STEM and the arts, as some of our research teams are situated within the Colleges of Liberal Arts and Arts and Architecture. Whether this is supporting and commissioning microbiome artwork from Penn State students or incorporating the use of artwork into our research, we believe interdisciplinary research is the way to go. 

Check out the Microbial Migrations to learn more about an Arts and Architecture project currently ongoing in Central Pennsylvania.

Faculty Working in Microbiome Art

Lee Ahern

Associate Professor of Advertising and Public Relations

Leann Andrews

Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture
One Health and the built environment, landscape systems, urban ecological design, design activism, community design, transdisciplinary action research and training programs

Ilias Georgakopoulos-Soares

Assistant Professor
The development and implementation of new computational methods in genomics and molecular biology, with the aim of identifying genetic biomarkers for the diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment of human diseases, including bacterial and viral infections and of aging-associated diseases including neurodegenerative diseases and cancer.

Camelia Kantor

Associate Director of Strategic Initiatives; Associate Research Professor
Camelia Kantor is a highly interdisciplinary geospatial researcher and integrator. Before joining Huck, her prior work involved HBCU teaching, research and training and national security related program assessment and management. Her research interests are at the intersection of geospatial, life sciences, and business. Since 2010, she has been a frequent speaker, conference lead, and academic program evaluator.

Mary Ann Smith

Biology Lecturer (Schuylkill)
The isolation of microorganisms with the potential for antibiotic production within soil and sourdough systems

Benay Gürsoy Toykoç

Assistant Professor of Architecture