Sean Vidal Edgerton


I am gay and I am an infectious disease biologist and science illustrator. //

I work as an evolutionary biologist and science illustrator at the California Academy of Sciences, in San Francisco, California. As a biologist I study the evolution of viruses and infectious diseases of wildlife. As a science illustrator under “The Pen & the Pangolin” I bridge the gap between my love of art and science. My artwork stands in the service of science and for the purpose of education, while focusing on endless forms most beautiful, threats to biodiversity, organisms poorly understood, without a voice, and in dire need of our conservation efforts. I live in the Haight with my puplet Laika, where I also work as a freelance science/wildlife illustrator in my studio. If not in the city I’m most likely camping and backpacking around California.