Juan Sanchez-Ramos, "Designs of a Neurologist"
7:00pm – 8:30pm
Renowned Huntington’s Disease researcher Dr. Sanchez-Ramos is the quintessential, modern-day Renaissance man. He teaches and attends to Tampa General Hospital patients with movement disorders. he directs a basic research laboratory with active projects in neurodegeneration, neurotoxicology and adult stem cell biology. His artwork has titles like Pythagoras Brain, Neuron Face and Molecules of Mood. Born in Venezuela and raised in the U.S., Dr. Sanchez-Ramos uses images from research in neurobiology to inspire new designs and art works that explore the interface between thought and action, intuition and logic, mind and matter. By weaving an affinity for science with a passion for art, Dr. Sanchez-Ramos will explore the intimate relationship between art and science in a review of the trajectory of his development as an artist/scientist/physician. A spectrum of images will be used to demonstrate how art influences science and vice versa. The illustrations will be taken from his own drawings, prints, paintings, photomicrographs and experiences. Part of the 2012-13 Presidential Events Series, "Cultivating Service: People, Politics, Planet."