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James Mhyre, UW School of Medicine Alum, Creates Sculptures for the Department of Genome Sciences

By August 8, 2023No Comments

James Mhyre, MD, a graduate of the UW School of Medicine, has created and donated two monumental sculptures to the Department of Genome Sciences. After he retired from Evergreen Hospital, where he worked as a General Surgeon, he created his very first piece of art, a 24 foot sculpture entitled Double Helix. It was installed in the atrium of the WH Foege Building in 2015.


In 2022, he completed a second sculpture titled Genomic Journey. This sculpture is 9 feet across and consists of three sections. The upper panel features a visual display of cell mitosis, the middle panel has examples of model organisms, and the lower panel explains how DNA is turned into proteins.