Hello and welcome to my website! My name is Megumi and I am an aspiring artist and scientist. 

I am a first year PhD student in the lab of Dr. Alain Chedotal at the Vision Institute in Paris and the Frontiers in Innovation, Research, and Education (FIRE) PhD program at the University of Paris. I am studying the branching patterns of the developing human lung airways using a combination of immunocytochemistry, tissue clearing, and light-sheet microscopy. 

Here you'll find an online portfolio showcasing my artwork. 

Before and as my interests in the sciences developed I pursued the arts -- beginning with drawing (got into a groove with the "Urban Sketcher's" movement in Tokyo and LA where I lived, and moving on to graphic design (I was a graphic designer for a couple departments at school) and product design (mostly through a design internship in Kathmandu, Nepal). My interests seem scattered but I see a commonality -- drawing and creating is all about abstraction and reconstruction much as 3D modeling from biomedical data is.