Jackie Kustan



Jackie Kustan grew up in Massachusetts, then moved to California to complete a B.S. in Biology at Stanford University. She was blissfully pursuing a career in academic research when she learned about the Art as Applied to Medicine Department. She’s thrilled to have found a place where she can be reading molecular biology one day and drawing a skeleton the next, and is looking forward to a lifetime of communicating science through art. When not in the studio, she enjoys baking, reading, and searching for insects in the underbrush.


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Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine,
Department of Art as Applied to Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Master of Arts in Medical and Biological Illustration, May 2015.

Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Bachelor of Science in Biology with Honors, 2010.

Experience & Activities

National Aquarium, Baltimore, MD 2014.

Medical Animator
Division of Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 2014.

Life Sciences Research Assistant
Blau Lab, Baxter Laboratory for Stem Cell Biology
Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, 2010 – 2013.

Honors Student Researcher
Fernald Lab, Department of Biology
Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 2008 – 2010.

Research Support Staff
Suppes Lab, Center for the Study of Language and Information
Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 2009 – 2010.


  • Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI), Student Member, 2014 – present.


The Association of Medical Illustrators
2014     Award of Merit, Student Didactic/Instructional – Molecular/Biological/Life Sciences

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
2014     Elinor Widmont Bodian Scholarship
2013     William P. Didusch Scholarship

Stanford University
2009     UAR Major Grant for Undergraduate Research
2008     VPUE SRB Grant for Undergraduate Research


  • Association of Medical Illustrators, Annual Salon Exhibition, Rochester, MN, 2014.