Zachary Copfer

Portraits in a petri dish

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About Zachary Copfer

After studying biology as an undergraduate, Zachary Copfer worked as a microbiologist, but the day-to-day bench work made him lose sight of why he loved science. So, he decided to pursue a different path, studying photography in a master of fine arts program at the University of Cincinnati. In graduate school, his art became a vehicle to rediscover the mysteries of science, and bacteria became his medium of choice.

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At TEDMED 2014, microbiologist and artist Zachary Copfer tells delightful stories about how bacteria became his artistic medium of choice.

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