Scicomm Series logo featuring portrait photo of Sumana Shrestha

Scientific Illustration with Sumana Shrestha, Head of Illustration at Knowing Neurons.

I’m a PhD student at the Institute of Cancer Research, focusing on embryonal brain tumours. My research aims to develop new models for childhood brain cancers, hoping to lay the groundwork for future therapeutic advancements. In addition to my research, I lead the illustration team at Knowing Neurons, a non-profit organisation committed to making neuroscience understandable and accessible to everyone. My journey into art started as a teenager with traditional pen-to-paper techniques, which I explored during my GCSEs. After discovering Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, I’ve shifted mainly to digital art. However, I still enjoy working with gouache, watercolour, and acrylic whenever I find the time. 

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