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Charles Reilly, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist II

Charles Reilly, Ph.D.

Charles Reilly leads a molecular design team that merges experimental science with multiscale computational simulation and machine learning techniques to understand molecular biomechanics and drive the development of therapeutics. Reilly’s work in this area has been published in numerous journals, and the World Frontiers Forum named him a Young Pioneer in Physics in 2017.

Along with his scientific work, Reilly pursues his research through art, employing his novel computational process that merges scientific simulation tools and data with film industry VFX software. His video installation Life in Picoseconds (2017) at Le Laboratoire in Cambridge, MA, explored rhythm at the molecular scale and his short film The Beginning (2017) demonstrated how the pursuit of an artistic agenda can lead to new discoveries in molecular biosciences. Most recently, Reilly’s work was included in the 2019 Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York and the Cube Design Museum in Kerkrade, Netherlands.

Reilly earned a Ph.D. in Biochemistry with a focus on immunoproteomics at the University of Melbourne where he developed novel mass spectrometry techniques for vaccine discovery. Concurrent with his Ph.D., Reilly studied commercialization at the Melbourne Business School. He also has experience in film post-production and biomedical animation.

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