Gaël McGill, Ph.D.
President & CEO
Driven by a passion for the visualization and communication of science, Gaël co-founded Digizyme while a research fellow at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School. As CEO and creative lead on all Digizyme accounts, he offers clients a unique perspective thanks to his background in biomedical research (cell/molecular & cancer biology), multimedia design, 3D animation and education.
Gaël is faculty and Director of Molecular Visualization at the Center for Molecular and Cellular Dynamics at Harvard Medical School where his teaching and research focuses on visualization design methods in science education. He recently co-authored and served as digital director for E.O. Wilson’s Life on Earth iBooks biology textbook. He is the creator of the scientific visualization online portal Clarafi.com (originally molecularmovies.com), the Molecular Maya (mMaya) software toolkit and has contributed to leading Maya and ZBrush textbooks for Wiley/SYBEX Publishing. Gaël is also a board member of the Vesalius Trust and an advisor to several biotechnology and device companies including the Boston Scientific Corporation. After his B.A. summa cum laude in Biology, Music, and Art History from Swarthmore College, Ph.D. at Harvard Medical School as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Sandoz Pharmaceuticals fellow, and work at Dupont-Merck Pharmaceuticals and INSERM/Cochin Hospital in Paris, Gaël completed his postdoctoral work at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute studying tumor cell apoptosis and melanoma.
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