Alison Irvine

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Founding Organizer and Board Member, Biodesign Challenge (New York, USA)

Alison Irvine is an artist and biologist. She is the founding organizer and a Board Member of Biodesign Challenge — a global educational program that pairs art and science students to envision the future of biotechnology. She graduated from The New School with a degree in Theater and Interdisciplinary Science. She received the Hunt Fellowship for her work creating performances that centered on the emergence of new biotechnologies and their implications in the context of social and economic inequities. Alison has written articles on the intersection of art, science, and social justice for PopSci and The Center for Genetics & Society. Recently, Alison was an artist-in-residence at The Innovative Genomics Institute and Stochastic Labs exploring the future of CRISPR technology.