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Adam Zaretsky is an artist, or "bioartist," working as a research affiliate in Arnold Demain's Laboratory for Industrial Microbiology and Fermentation in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Department of Biology. He received a master of fine arts degree in 1999 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he studied and researched with "transgenic" artist Eduardo Kac. Since then, he has worked with such pioneers of bio-art as Joe Davis, Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr. Zaretsky will also teach an art and biology studio class in fall 2001 as a visiting artist at San Francisco State University. Besides his bio-art installations on which he is working, Zaretsky has created a large body of digital artworks, collage and photography. He lectured at Eyebeam's Digital Day Camp 06 (DDC06) which focused on the relevance of and issues surrounding biotechnology projects by artists and activists.