Integrative Biology grad student combines art and science in his research

Graduate student Erick Bayala in UChicago butterfly habitat

Integrative Biology student Erick Bayala brings his artistic talent into his scientific research through scientific illustration. Bayala works in Marcus Kronforst's lab, where he explores how color patterns emerge in the animal world, using butterflies as a model organism. 

According to Bayala, “in nature...animals have stripes, circles, and all of these beautiful color patterns, but we don’t really know how during development they acquire all of that information to produce the pattern.” 

Read the full article on the Science Life blog

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