Welcome to the home page of Helen Donis-Keller, educator, artist and scientist. As an educator I have developed and taught a wide variety of novel undergraduate courses in the visual arts, genetics and foundational biology. As a scientist I was one of the founding members of the genome project in the USA and as an artist I continue to be inspired by the complexity of the natural world.  I am Professor of Biology and Art and Michael E. Moody Professor at Olin College of Engineering in Needham, MA, where I have been a faculty member since 2001.

“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.”