Talia is biomedical visualizer with a passion for bringing complex scientific topics to life. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Talia attended Dartmouth College where she realized her love for both neuroscience and computer animation. After gaining valuable business skills and insight into the world of pharmaceuticals as a life sciences consultant, Talia chose to combine her varied interests by pursuing a Master's degree in Biomedical Visualization from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
In graduate school , Talia received highly specialized training in graduate level medical and life science including human anatomy and cadaver dissection, neuroanatomy, and biochemistry and discovered a passion for innovative digital technologies including animation, interactive applications and virtual and augmented reality.
Currently, Talia works as the Lab Manager and Director of Medical Research of the Virtual Human Interaction Lab at Stanford University. Talia is looking forward to collaborating directly with physicians and researchers to illuminate complex scientific topics through visual storytelling, and is particularly interested in leveraging digital technologies to improve patient education and health outcomes. In the future, Talia hopes to focus on utilizing virtual reality to create engaging and immersive visual experiences to further research in the fields of neuroscience and neurosurgery.