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Anna Guerrero

Grad Research Assistant
Student Worker, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4601
Graduate
Graduate Assistant/Associate, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4601
Student Information:
Graduate Student
Biology (Biology and Society)
The College of Lib Arts & Sci

Biography

Anna is a PhD candidate in Biology and Society. She studies how scientists use images, from conceptual diagrams to models to micrographs, to experience the microscopic universe. She is particularly interested in how scienctists use visual representation to conceptualize microbial communities. Utilizing techniques from history of science, philosophy of science, and microbiology, she documents how reserachers understand "invisible" biological phenomena, or those phenomena that are too small, large, or abstract to experience without the help of technology. Finally, she is curious about the methods scientists use to communicate these experiences to other scientists and the broader public, the consequences of current communication practices, and the ways in which current practices may be changed or improved. 

Anna is also a professional scientific illustrator. She is thrilled to continue her work with the Center for Biology and Society at ASU, where she instructs the Embryo Project Illustration Course.

Education

B.S. in Microbiology, Arizona State University, 2017

Research Interests

Anna is interested in how scientists use pictures to learn about microbial communities. She explores this through many disciplines, including philosophy, history, micrscopy, and illustration.

Research Group

Research Assistant for Dr. Jane Maienschein, Center for Biology and Society

Research volunteer in Torres Lab, Swette Center for Environmental Biotechnology, The Biodesign Institute

Publications

Guerrero, Anna, "Chloroplasts". Embryo Project Encyclopedia (2017-02-06). ISSN: 1940-5030 http://embryo.asu.edu/handle/10776/11397.

Guerrero, Anna, "DNA and X and Y Chromosomes". Embryo Project Encyclopedia (2017-02-06). ISSN: 1940-5030 http://embryo.asu.edu/handle/10776/11398.

Guerrero, Anna, "Jelly Fish and Green Fluorescent Protein". Embryo Project Encyclopedia (2017-02-06). ISSN: 1940- 5030 http://embryo.asu.edu/handle/10776/11400.

Guerrero, Anna, "Mitochondria". Embryo Project Encyclopedia (2017-02-06). ISSN: 1940-5030 http://embryo.asu.edu/handle/10776/11401.

Guerrero, Anna, "Southern Gastric Brooding Frog". Embryo Project Encyclopedia (2017-02-06). ISSN: 1940-5030 http://embryo.asu.edu/handle/10776/11399. 

 

Research Activity

"Forest Time" Harvard University, 2016.

Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
HPS 494Special Topics
BIO 494Special Topics
HPS 591Seminar
BIO 591Seminar
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
HPS 494Special Topics
BIO 494Special Topics
HPS 591Seminar
BIO 591Seminar
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
HPS 494Special Topics
BIO 494Special Topics
HPS 591Seminar
BIO 591Seminar
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 189Life Sciences Career Paths
MIC 206Microbiology Laboratory
Presentations
Honors / Awards

Honorable Mention - Ford Foundation Pre-doctoral Fellowship, 2019

ASU Graduate College Fellowship, Spring & Fall 2019

with the Embryo Project Team, Hazen Education Award from the History of Science Society, 2018

ASU Moeur Award, 2017

National Science Foundation REU Grant Recipient: Harvard Forest, 2016

Mayo Physicians of Tomorrow Scholar, 2015

ASU New American University Scholar, 2013

National Hispanic Scholar, 2013

Editorships

Co-managing editor of The Embryo Project Encylopedia, 2018 - present

Professional Associations
Graduate Faculties / Mentoring History
Work History
Service
Consulting
Board
Industry Positions

Scientific Fact Checker, K-12 Content Pearson Education

 

Pro Bono
Executive Education Courses