Thao’s here! I’m currently a science illustrator & animator based in Seattle, Washington. I’m an active member of both the Animated Cell team of the Allen Institute for Cell Science and the Mesoscope lab of the University of California, San Francisco.
On a typical day, I often find myself making illustrations and videos based on requests from other team members or collaborators who happen to be amazing scientists (every once in a while I wonder how lucky I am to somehow became their colleague :D). The work eventually show up on our teams’ websites at Allen Cell Explorer and the Pharmacogenomics Research Network or travel with them to talks and conferences.
Quite a bit of my interests just happen to be relates to what I do (design & animation – bonus!), but I also enjoy reading manga as much as sleeping (don’t let me start on either of them – lol, but maybe you’d want to check out some slice-of-life one-shot manga – reach out and I’ll give you my fav list!).