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Elizabeth Henaff
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Weill Cornell Medical College
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Elizabeth Henaff

Elizabeth Henaff

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Elizabeth Henaff

Elizabeth Henaff
Company: Weill Cornell Medical College
Title: Postdoctoral Associate in Physiology and Biophysics
Location: New York City
Fields of operation: Science, Digital, Technology

Elizabeth Hénaff was born of French/American parents, grew up in France, and has since lived in the US, Japan and Spain. Her academic trajectory started with a Bachelors in Computer Science, followed by a Master's in Plant Biology (both from UT Austin) and a PhD in Bioinformatics from the University of Barcelona.

At the center of her research is a fascination with the way living beings interact with their environment. This inquiry has produced a body of work that ranges from scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals, to projects with landscape architects, to working as an artist in environments from SVA to the MIT Media Lab. She has made contributions to understanding how plants respond to the force of gravity, how genome structure changes in response to stress, and most recently has turned her attention to the ubiquitous and invisible microbial component of our environment. Some recent highlights include the design for the bioremediation of a local toxic Superfund site which won a design competition, had a gallery exhibit, and a scientific publication. Her work with the MIT Media Lab led to the development of a novel approach to urban microbiome sampling using honeybees, an exhibit at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale, and a curriculum for international workshops. She has consistently made the tools - software, wetware, hardware - needed to answer her research questions. She currently holds a postdoctoral position at the Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City.


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