Reza Farhadifar joined the foundation in 2017 as a research scientist reporting to Michael Shelley in the Biophysical Modeling Group. Previously, Farhadifar was a postdoctoral researcher in experimental and theoretical biophysics at Harvard University. He received his B.S. and M.S. from the Institute for Advanced Studies in Basics Sciences in Iran, and he earned his Ph.D. in theoretical biophysics from the Max Planck Institute.