Host: Siddharth Ramakrishnan

Siddharth Ramakrishnan (SHEEP/GOAT), PhD., a Neuroscientist, is an Assistant Professor of Biology and the Jennie M. Caruthers Chair in Neuroscience at the University of Puget Sound. His research interests span the field of developmental biology, neuroendocrinology and sensory-motor integration. He is a recent recipient of the NSF CAREER award for early career scientists to explore modulation of the reproductive axis in the brain by endocrine disruptors. As a research scientist at Columbia University, he designed microchips to record from brain cells and used proteins to create bio-batteries and biosensors. As a postdoctoral researcher at UCLA (2006-2009) he studied the development and physiology of reproductive neurons in the zebrafish brain. His previous research addressed pattern-generating networks in snails and how they were modulated to elicit various behaviors.

Siddharth, in collaboration with Victoria Vesna, established the Hox Zodiac project over 13 years ago, where he played a pivotal role as a scientist.



On the wake of the Leo new moon, on July 30th, 2022, the Sheep (Siddharth) gathered a group of friends for a private Hox dinner gathering. Aside from a monkey, a rooster, and a tiger, there were four dragons! (What is a bunch of dragons called anyway? A host? A flock?).

Host: Siddharth Ramakrishnan

Type of gathering: potluck

art-science collaborative mutating genetics, animals and culture.