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Insoo Hyun, PhD, is the inaugural director of the Center for Life Sciences at the Museum, bringing a wealth of academic and research experience to the role. Dr. Hyun previously served as director of research ethics and a faculty member of the Center for Bioethics and senior lecturer on Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He was professor of bioethics and philosophy at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine for more than 18 years. He has been interviewed frequently on National Public Radio and has served on national commissions for the Institute of Medicine and the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC. He is the author of Bioethics and the Future of Stem Cell Research (Cambridge University Press, 2013).

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Lorenz Faihs, MD

Lorenz Faihs, MD, is a resident physician from Vienna and a Master of Bioethics candidate at Harvard Medical School. During his studies at the Medical University of Vienna, he was dedicated to enhancing bioethics curricula by supporting teaching activities, surveying his peers about their needs and wishes, and co-authoring teaching materials. His primary interest in bioethics lies in teaching ethics in medical schools, fostering clinical ethics consultation services in Europe, and addressing new and emerging issues, such as the ethics of artificial intelligence.

Dessislava Fessenko

Dessislava Fessenko is a practicing antitrust and technology lawyer, an AI policy researcher and a Master of Bioethics candidate at Harvard Medical School. Her private practice focuses on the implementation of and the interplay among the European Union antitrust, data protection and technology regulations, and on public policy in these areas. Dessislava’s policy research deals with various aspects of the governance and ethics of artificial intelligence. Her bioethics research intersects social justice, fairness and overall ethical alignment of artificial intelligence.

James Henderson

James Henderson is a critical care researcher and Master of Science in Bioethics candidate at Harvard Medical School. Stemming from his time as an Emergency Medical Technician, James' academic interests include the ethical and legal frameworks surrounding end-of-life care and decision-making processes in the ICU. In his free time, he enjoys cycling, traveling, and piloting small airplanes.

Arianna Komorsky

Arianna Komorsky is a Master of Science in Bioethics candidate at Harvard Medical School and a recent graduate of Wake Forest University, where she studied philosophy and psychology. Her bioethical interests include exploring the nature of doctor-patient-caregiver relationships and the ethics of insurance and pharmaceutical companies’ policies and decision-making procedures.

Abby Kovan

Abby Kovan is a medical based Speech-Language Pathologist and Master of Bioethics candidate at Harvard Medical School. Her bioethical interests and professional work intersect in the areas of end-of-life care, communication and swallowing disorders, and clinical ethics consultation.

Cydney Rose

Cydney Rose is a critical care nurse and Master of Bioethics candidate at Harvard Medical School. Her bioethical interests include end-of-life care, ethical considerations for patients with substance use disorders, and building relationships between medical institutions and community organizers.

Linda Zhong

Linda Zhong is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Bioethics at Harvard Medical School. Drawing on her prior experiences as a clinical study coordinator in phase 1 clinical trials within oncology, Linda’s academic interests include exploring the ethical challenges present in clinical research, personalized medicine, and the process of drug development.  

Yuanrun Zhou

Yuanrun Zhou is a Master of Science in Bioethics candidate at Harvard Medical School. She recently received her BA in Philosophy and Theater from Bates College. Her bioethics interests lie at the intersection of global policymaking and biotechnology, especially neurotechnology, genomics and genetics, and procreative technology.