Melissa Lo is a historian of early modern science, medicine, and visual culture. She is finishing a book about the pictures with which Descartes transformed seventeenth-century natural philosophy. She has published articles in the Journal of the History of Ideas, thresholds, FlashArt, and LA Weekly. Her research has received funding from the Fulbright Program, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Council on Library and Information Research. She is a founding faculty member of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center’s Program in History and Philosophy of Medicine and is a Liberal Arts Instructor at the Southern California Institute of Architecture. Her favorite extra-curricular activity is serving on the board of the Women's Center for Creative Work.