The Biopolis
 
 
 

TEAM

 
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Robert Lue

Faculty Director and Cofounder

Rob is a professor in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, the faculty director of HarvardX, and the Richard L. Menschel Faculty Director of the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning at Harvard University.

lue@harvard.edu

 
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Alain Viel

Cofounder

Alain is the director of Northwest Undergraduate Laboratories and senior lecturer in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Harvard University. Alain received his PhD from Paris 6 University (Pierre et Marie Curie).

aviel@fas.harvard.edu

 
 
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Adam Tanaka

Program Manager and Teaching Fellow

Adam is a PhD candidate in urban planning at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and has been involved in the development of the Biopolis since its founding in 2015. Over the course of his doctoral studies, Adam has also worked for a variety of New York City agencies on affordable housing, public finance and land use-related matters.

atanaka@fas.harvard.edu

 
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Jessica Liu

Teaching Fellow

Jessica recently completed her PhD in Biochemistry at Harvard University and currently serves as a preceptor in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology. She is passionate about education and the visual communication of science.

liu9@fas.harvard.edu

 
 
 

Images by Clément Caporal

The future of education is not knowledge transmission. It is co-creation.

-Robert Lue, Faculty Director, The Biopolis

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alumni

 
 

Program Team Alumni

Julien Barrere, Coordinator (2015-2016)

Jon Hamilton, Research Assistant (2017)

Warren Hagist, Teaching Fellow (2016)

Julie Le Bot, Coordinator (2017)

 

2017 Student Alumni

Noor Amari, Lotfi Aoulad, Clément Arcadias, Salomé Attias, Christina Bear, Victora Berruyer, Autumn Boutin, Clément Caporal, Antoine Chevalier, Julie Chung, Meghna De, Pietro Desideri, Megan Galbreath, Brennan Gregg, Jonathan Gunasti, Danica Gutierrez, Xander Hampel, Parker Hayward, Léo Houairi, Darrell Huang, Karaghen Hudson, Isaravut Iamviriyakul, Arkam Javed, Annie Kim, Myriam Laadhari, Hoyoung Lee, Shuchen Liang, Kelly Luo, Amandine Maire, Louis Marty, Ziyad McLean, Ali Nasser, Pierre Noro, Ryan Patrick, Laureline Pierre, Hagen Puller, Cecilia Selaru, Teddy Sevilla, Daniel Sherman, Anna Skvarchynska, Marius Stasiukaitis, Mathieu Szotowski, Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna, Nina Varchavsky, Chanel Varney, Louis Vasselin, Adrien Verges, Kalena Wang, Bhavya Yadav, Rainbow Yeung

 

2016 Student Alumni

Ishak Afrit, Hannah Byrne, Adriana Caicedo Zuluaga, Juliana Castrillon, Tanguy Chotel, Brendan Zhi Min Dean, Benjamin Doberset, Snow Dong, Etienne Drieux, Léon Faure, Erik Filegau, Tessa Han, Oliver Hansen, Julie Hosteing, Julie Le Bot, Monet Lee, Peter Lee, Mouna Lekhnati, Matthew Li, Willia Li, Daniel Loeb, Janaina Lucero Andrade, Theodore Mendez, Julio Mendez Cabrera, Eana Meng, Estelle Murail, Lara Narbona Sabaté, Akeem Pinnock, Joris Richard, François Sacquin, Duncan Stothers, Lin Sun, Sarah Talon Sampieri, Hélène Tholoniat, Disha Trivedi, Alan Wong, Cha Cha Yang, Phillip Yu, Nikola Zarevski, Guillaume Zucman

 

2015 Student Alumni

Maryam Arif, David Arturo Cortes Pineda, Gaspard Baudrin, Connor Bitter, Amélie Bouissou, Kairn Brannon, Olivia Chen, Yvenna Chen, Zakaria Chikhaoui, Ivan Cornut, Cécile Crapart, Manon Curaudeau, Anna Danese, Alexandra Fehnel, Bruno Moguel Gallegos, Prieto German, Leon Grillet, Clara Haas, Raul Jordan, Alexander Kaufman, Ouennassa Khiari, Mirhee Kim, Marine Kirat, Monika Kumar, Jean-Brice Lachaux, Karolina Ladino Puerto, Brigheil Lalor, Ju Hyun Lee, Christopher Li, Bronte Lim, Anne-Pia Marty, Najoua Medroumi, Kelvin Muriuki, Daniel Ott, Patrick Pan, Franck Porteous, Dan Roman, Mateo Sanchez, Jacob Scherba, Nicolas Senecaut, Cynthia De Souza, Layla Stahr, Jennifer Tu, Michael Wong, Audrey Yaker, Stephanie Ying, Amanda Zhang, Christine Zheng, Leila Zouari

 

Each of the various specialists remains too closely concentrated upon his single specialism, too little awake to those of the others. Each sees clearly and seizes firmly upon one petal of the six-lobed flower of life and tears it apart from the whole.

-Patrick Geddes, Biologist and City Planner (1854-1932)

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FUNDERS