Karen Ingram is a creative director, designer, and artist who uses her skill set to promote scientific awareness. She has a keen interest in the field of synthetic biology, and as a Synthetic Biology LEAP fellow, she is recognized as an emerging leader. Karen co-authored Biobuilder: Synthetic Biology in the Lab, and served as a design track judge at IGEM in 2015. Since 2012,, she has co-organized Brooklyn-based science cabaret, The Empiricist League. A long-time planning committee member of SXSW Interactive, Karen focuses on curating topics such as the overlap of science and art, emerging biotechnologies, and their effects on society. She has presented her work globally at Synbiobeta (London), the AIGA (New Orleans), Flash in the Can (Toronto), Biofabricate (New York), Synberc (MIT) and SXSW (Austin, TX). She has a professional background in the world of digital design, advertising, and marketing. Her newest projects focus on how to traverse boundaries in creative and STEM fields.
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