Annamma Spudich

Annamma Spudich will blow your mind when it comes to connecting art, biology, ethno-botany and ancient scientific traditions. Annamma received her Ph.D and pursued postdoctoral work in molecular biology at Stanford University, and then carried out cell biology research at Stanford for 25 years – but something was still missing for her. After her work at the University of California, Anna left to devote her time to her life-long passion for ancient Indian scientific traditions in the natural sciences. With her extraordinary ability to connect the dots of seemingly separate fields, Anna curated a groundbreaking exhibit entitled “Such Treasure and Rich Merchandize: Indian Botanical Knowledge in 16th and 17th Century European Books”, and wrote several influential research papers about ethno-botany.