My name is Margot Riggi and I combine PhD-level research experience with cutting-edge technical training in biomedical art to create accurate, eye-catching scientific visualizations.
Used to think of Science and Art as two worlds that were not meant to meet, I initially followed the former path. It led me to a PhD in Molecular Biology & Biochemistry from the University of Geneva, for my work on the regulation of plasma membrane tension by TORC2 in the groups of Robbie Loewith & Aurélien Roux. I however came to realize during this period, not only that my true passion lies on the visualization side of Science, but also that there is, nowadays more than ever, a crucial need for it.
This epiphany sent me across the pond, first to complete the Masters in Biomedical Communications from the University of Toronto, one of the handful accredited programs in visual communication of Science worldwide; and then to work as a postdoctoral fellow in the group of Janet Iwasa, specialized in 3D molecular animation, at the University of Utah.
I love learning about exciting and diverse discoveries through my work, and can’t wait to hear about your story!