Past Residents

Coalesce generally accepts 4–6 residents per academic year.  Residents have access to dedicated laboratory space and equipment, the opportunity to form mentorships with UB faculty in the life sciences, and are provided the creative space and technical support to study genomic and microbiomic concepts.


Rae Yuping Hsu: How Many Citizens are Living in this Body?

Julian Stadon & Roland van Dierendonck: Feel your Fermented Biome

Patrick Ravines: Project Electrophoresis

Jason E. Geistweidt: (|21(|<3']['5: Experimental inquiries into computational insect behavior

Laura Marris: The Age of Loneliness: An Atlas of Extremes

Jean-Charles de Quillacq: Corporeal Commons

Wafaa Bilal: In a Grain of Wheat.

Wafaa Bilal: In a Grain of Wheat


Phylum (Carlos Castellanos, Johnny DiBlasi, Bello Bello), Beauty

Reza Safavi, One Cell Wanderings: Glacial Microbiota

Darya Warner, High Vibes Plant Retreat

Tiare Ribeaux and Ruth Schmidt, Microbial Scents and Olfactory Prosthesis for the Future


Cesar & Lois Collective, Thinking within Ecosystems: Collective Cell Consciousness

Zeelie Brown, The World’s Most Beautiful Septic Tank




Rian Hammond, Open Source Gendercodes

Sabrina Merayo Nuñez, Humans as a trees

Günes-Hélène Isitan, Spill Your Guts


Timo Menke, Radical Human-Plant Donation

Byron Rich and Mary Tsang, "Open Source Estrogen"

Lucie Strecker and Klaus Spiess, Metabolic Currencies


Gary Nickard, “Miller/Urey Redux”

Zbigniew Oksiuta, “New Soil - New Building Material”