BA., Biology/Science & Society, Brown UniversityResearch Interests:
I am a PhD candidate in an independent ad hoc program in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and History of Science. In the Extavour lab, I study early embryonic morphogenesis in Parhyale hawaiensis using a variety of microscopy and image-analysis tools. My historically oriented work explores how organismic form has been imaged and imagined in 19th-20th century biology, art, and architecture. Uniting my projects more broadly are interests in the relationship between making and knowing and how media, aesthetics, and spaces of encounter have historically defined art and science. I am a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow and a Harvard Presidential Scholar.Other Publications:
Y. Nemtsova, B. L. Steinert and K.A. Wharton. Compartment specific mitochondrial dysfunction in Drosophila knock-in model of ALS reversed by altered gene expression of OXPHOS subunits and pro-fission factor Drp1. Compartment specific mitochondrial dysfunction in Drosophila knock-in model of ALS reversed by altered gene expression of OXPHOS subunits and pro-fission factor Drp1. Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience 125 (June 2023): 103834
Katherine S. Yanagi, Zhijin Wu, Joshua Amaya, Natalie Chapkis, Amanda M. Duffy, Kaitlyn H. Hajdarovic, Aaron Held, Arjun D. Mathur, Kathryn Russo, Veronica H. Ryan, Beatrice L. Steinert, Joshua P. Whitt, Justin R. Fallon, Nicolas L. Fawzi,Diane Lipscombe, Robert A. Reenan, Kristi A. Wharton, Anne C. Hart, Meta-Analysis of Genetic Modifiers Reveals Candidate Dysregulated Pathways in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Neuroscience 396 (January 1, 2019): A3–20.
Steinert, Beatrice. “Janina Wellmann, The Form of Becoming: Embryology and the Epistemology of Rhythm, 1760-1830,” Journal of the History of Biology 52 (September 2019), 493-495.
Steinert, Beatrice and Kate MacCord, “Visualizing the Cell: Pictorial Styles and their Epistemic Goals in General Cytology,” in Visions of Cell Biology: Reflections Inspired by Cowdry’s General Cytology, eds. Karl Matlin, Jane Maienschein, and Manfred Laubichler, University of Chicago Press, 2018
Imagine Science Film Festival, New York, NY / 2022
Science New Wave Film Festival, Cambridge, MA / 2021-22
Visual Science: The Art of Research, Harvard CHSI Gallery, Cambridge, MA / 2019 (research assistant)
Potters and Printmakers, Russell Janis Gallery, Brooklyn, NY / 2017
Wonder: Natural Lab 80th Anniversary, RISD Nature Lab, Providence, RI / 2017
Visual Media in Embryology, MBL History Project digital exhibit / 2017 (curator)
Edmund Beecher Wilson, MBL History Project digital exhibit / 2016 (co-curator)
STEAMshow, Brown University Science Center, Providence, RI / 2014
“The Past, Present, and Future of Cell Lineage Studies,” Embryo Journal Club Blog: Old Problems, New Solutions, 2018.
“Drawing Embryos, Seeing Development,” The Node: The Community Site for and by Developmental Biologists, 2016.