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Janet Iwasa , Ph.D.

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Janet Iwasa is currently a lecturer in the Department of Cell Biology at Harvard Medical School specializing in molecular and cellular animation. In addition to her role as co-PI on The Cell: An Image Library, her broad goal is to create molecular and cellular animations that will enable learning, research and scientific communication. As a NSF Discovery Corps postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Iwasa created an award-winning multimedia exhibit on the origins of life (2008) in collaboration with Jack Szostak (MGH) and the Museum of Science (Boston). She received her Ph.D. in 2006 from the University of California, San Francisco.