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I'm available for talks on the intersection of art and science and usually do these in both scientific and artistic settings; the talks usually center on current projects and/or on examining a particular field of research or scientific theme through the lense of art.

Panels & Lectures


Festival of Art and Science TT: Art and Health, Langone Hospital, New York 2017

Carapaus de Corrida, Annual Forum of PAPS, New York 2016

Surface Markers, Maison du Portugal, Paris 2015


Alô Portugal.  Guest.  SIC Internacional. Aired 10th June 2014


Portugal beyond its borders: culture.  Portuguese-American Post Graduate Society June 2014


Henrietta Lacks and HeLa cells: Us and Ourselves

Invited speaker, Horace Mann 2014


Art & Science Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica 2013


One, No One and One Hundred Thousand; an artistic study on the biology of memory. Invited speaker. Centro de Neurociência de Coimbra 2013


The body multiple. Invited speaker. Centro de Filosofia de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa. 2013


An artist's perspective on the history of Henrietta Lacks and the HeLa cells. HeLa Annual Conference, invited speaker, Morehouse

School of Medicine, Atlanta 2013



Henrietta Lacks: Multiplicity and Continuity. Open Books - Open Minds, key note speaker, Rhode Island College



Stem cells, regeneration and art. Stem Cells and Cancer Conference, invited speaker, Puerto Rico



Arte e Ciência: Corpo e Identidade, speaker/moderator, Edge Arts, Lisboa 



Pollock, John A, Ricou, Joana, Gonzalez, Laura L. Touch Screen and Apps: A multi-modal approach to games for health literacy. The 7th Annual Games for Health Conference, Boston, May 2011.



The Evolution of Evolution. Presentation. Canada International Conference on Education, 2011



BioArt on Canvas. DorkBot 2011.



BioArt: Evoking & Informing with Miguel Amado, curator of contemporary art. Portuguese American Postgraduate Society Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA 2010



The Tree, the Spiral and the Web Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal 2009



Exploratory Design Process Workshop; Charrete for NSF Exhibition Invited participant. Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, 2009



Art and Evolution, guest lecturer. Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 2009




Communicating Science. Carnegie Mellon University 2007



Art and Science: Science Education. V Forum de Investigadores

Portugueses: Biomedicina. Porto, Portugal 2006



Bio&Art: Evoking and Informing. Guest lecturer. STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, Carnegie Mellon University, 2006, 2007, 2008



Life after BHA/BSA. Invited panelist. Making a Living, Living your Dream Conference. Carnegie Mellon University, 2006, 2012


Artist in Residency at North Carolina State University, 2016

Member at Genspace, 2014 


Visiting Artist, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, 2014


Bioart residency, School of Visual Arts 2013


Fellowship at the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University 2012-2013


Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, 2011


F.I.N.E. Art residency, Children's Museum of Pittsburgh 2010


ASHGalleries, Pittsburgh PA, Jan - Dec 2006




National Science Teacher Association, 2011with Green-Eye Visualization

San Francisco, CA


National Science Teacher Association, 2009

Presenting the Regenerative Medicine Partnership for Education outreach components including Darwin2009.

New Orleans, LO


National Science Teacher Association, 2008

Presenting the Regenerative Medicine Partnership for Education outreach components highlighting tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.

Boston, MA


Pittsburgh Young Professionals: Art-Business Networking, 2006

Dowe's, Pittsburgh PA


Untitled, 2005

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA


Untitled, 2004

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

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