Joel Kowit    Artist / Scientist


B.A., Physics, Columbia University, 1964
Ph.D., Biology, Brandeis University, 1972
Postdoctoral Fellow (Lab, Dr. Alfred L. Goldberg), Harvard Medical School, 1972-1975
Professor of Biology, Emmanuel College, Boston, 1975-2016
Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Biology, Emmanuel College, 2016-
Founder and Director, Immunology Workshops, 1981-present (
* Presented [3 day] Immunology Courses to ~10,000 Research Scientists at Pharmaceutical Companies
* Clients include Abbott, Allergan, AstraZeneca, Bristol-Myers, Hoffman-La Roche, J & J, McNeil, Merck, Merck-Frosst, Ortho Biotech, Pfizer, Sandoz, Searle, Ventana, Upjohn, Ventana, and others.
* Prepared and updated book of (~400) scientific illustrations for Immunology Workshops  


Painting Exhibits
  • Solo Exhibition, Cary Memorial Library, Lexington, MA 2009
  • Solo Exhibition, Cary Memorial Library, Lexington, MA 2013
  • Solo Exhibition, Lincoln Library, Lincoln, MA, 2014
  • Solo Exhibition, Gallery 5, Emmanuel College, Boston
  • Solo Exhibition, Massachusetts State House, Boston, 2013
Stained Glass Exhibits
  • Gallery Blink, Lexington, MA 2017 (2 pieces)
  • Solo Exhibition, LabCentral, Kendall Square, Cambridge (June 26-August 23, 2017) (13 stained glass pieces, plus 22 framed pieces showing preliminary drawings, sketches, and photo collages of the process of stained glass.)
  • Breakthrough Artist of Lexington for 2017 for stained glass work (First year for the award)
  • Stained glass piece, “Degradation” (26S Proteasome) as cover image for The Biochemical Journal, 294(19) Oct 1, 2017
 Pieces sold
  • “Degradation” (26S Proteasome) -- to Dr. Alfred Goldberg, Professor of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School
  • “Vibration” (Organ of Corti) – to Decibel Therapeutics, Boston, MA
  • “Loss” (Beta-amyloid Fibril) – to LabCentral, Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA
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