Karin Christensen

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Scientific Illustration and Animation
since 1978

Karin received her bachelors degree in Biology from the University of Utah in 1975. While an undergraduate she had the opportunity to work as a teaching assistant in zoology and cytobiology.

Upon graduation Karin worked as an electron microscopist in mitochondrial DNA research and microbiology. The combined experiences of teaching and participation in the scientific process initiated her dedication to helping people learn about the fascinating world of biology through her artistic talent and has contributed to her successful career as a free-lance, scientific illustrator.

Using the Flash animation software Karin was able to expand her talents to create science illustrations that come alive. From her first attempt at animation which resulted in the award winning series of the life cycle of the Herpes simplex virus to the development of the
Biology of the Goat website
the influence of years of experience in developing skills in research and art to produce teaching information for students of all ages is evident.

She now enjoys her time on her ranch in the mountains of west central New Mexico creating
mixed media assemblage art.

Betty, mixed media assemblage art