Eliot Circular

Art in her Genes

Professor Gerri Ondrizek [art 1994–] unveiled a new work, Chromosome 17, in the main entry hall of the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. Commissioned to mark the 50th anniversary of the department of medical genetics and its founder, Dr. Arno Motulsky, the piece represents a gene sequence in a mosaic of green and blue, highlighting locations of specific genes that were first identified at UW. To develop the piece, Gerri consulted with Peter Byers ’69, a professor of medicine and genome sciences at UW. [Explore more of Gerri’s work online.]