Saúl Nava is an Associate Professor of Biology and Life Sciences at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt), a research associate in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Harvard University, and co-founder of the Art+Bio Collaborative (artbiocollaborative.org), a non-profit organization that integrates art and biology through public engagement, education, and research. Dr. Nava is an active artist and is passionate about the integration of art, biology, natural history and education to explore novel methods of creativity, public engagement, and inquiry about nature.
His biological research focuses on the ecology and evolution of animal behavior, communication, and vision, namely in reptiles and fish. He conducts research and field work throughout the tropics and the Southwest U.S. and develops and leads novel field-studies courses that integrate Natural History, Art, and Biology in the wild. At MassArt, Dr. Nava develops and teaches interdisciplinary life science courses such as, BioAesthetics, BioArt, Tropical Ecology, Visual Ecology, Animal Sex, Biological Illustrustion & Natural History, Desert Field BioArt and others. Dr. Nava is the founder of and principal investigator at the BioMedia Lab, a teaching and research laboratory for hands-on science+art exploration, biological inquiry, and hybrid research at MassArt.
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