Welcome to the home page of Helen Donis-Keller, artist and scientist. Dr. Donis-Keller’s current scientific research is on the genomic structure and function of viruses of soil bacteria. An appreciation for the natural world is also a driving force for her artistic investigations. As an educator she has developed and taught a wide variety of novel undergraduate courses in the visual and sonic arts, and in genetics and biology. Dr. Donis-Keller is Michael E. Moody Professor and Professor of Biology and Art at the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering in Needham, Massachusetts.
“In some ways I feel that my work in art and science has come full circle. I began as an artist, enjoyed a career in science, returned to art, and now I am lucky enough to have a professional life that involves both art and science. The two interests are intertwined and my work in each area continues to inform the other.”