Chen Zha, PhD

Research entomologist & science illustrator

BS in life science (2007-2011, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui, China)

MS in entomology (2011-2013, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA) 

PhD in entomology (2013-2017, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA)

Science illustration certificate (2017-2018, California State University, Monterey Bay, CA)

Internship: Entomological illustrator (2018 Jun-August. Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Washington DC)

Chief Scientist/Research Entomologist (2019 Feb-present, Apex Bait Technologies, Inc. Santa Clara, CA)

As an entomologist myself, I have always been amazed by the way artwork makes science communication so much easier. So here I am, an artist with palettes instead of pipettes, helping other scientists, as well as myself, to turn lab notebooks into paintings, posters, picture books, and other visual mediums to catch the audiences’ eyes.