Dr. Anikó Bezur is the Wallace S. Wilson director of the Technical Studies Laboratory. She holds a PhD in materials science and engineering from the University of Arizona and completed graduate internships at the Getty Conservation Institute and the Smithsonian’s Museum Conservation Institute. Prior to joining Yale, Anikó was Andrew W. Mellon research scientist for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Menil Collection, and before that she held positions as associate conservation scientist at the Art Institute of Chicago and as a lecturer and assistant professor of conservation science in the Art Conservation Department at Buffalo State College. She joined Yale in 2012 to develop the first scientific research group dedicated to the study and conservation of Yale’s collections through the characterization of their materials. She developed the X-ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy Boot Camp for Conservators in collaboration with colleagues at the Getty Conservation Institute and has co-taught the workshop three times. Her work at Yale has been included in books about the Diego Velázquez painting: Education of the Virgin, and about the undeciphered Voynich Manuscript in the collection of the Beinecke Rare Book Library.