Collaboration with scientists, researchers, inventors, entrepreneurs, artists, programmers, designers and musicians is central to learning at Acera. From our early days, connections with leading thinkers have inspired our students and teachers to create, innovate and lead.


Current and Past Collaborators

Eric Alm, PhD, MIT Microbiome Lab

Peter Blake, Ed.D., Boston University Social Development and Learning Lab

Susanna Ogata, Handel & Hadyn Society

Julie Legault and Dr. Justin Pahara, Amino Biolabs

Angela Belcher, PhD, Genius Grant Recipient, MIT

John Maloney, Lead Developer of Scratch, MIT Media Lab

Callum McRae, MD, Chief, Cardiovascular Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School

James Cleary, MD, Ph.D, Dana-Faber Cancer Institute

Richard Primack, PhD, Boston University Primack Lab (Evolutionary Biology)


Tufts CEEO


SAP Research Living Labs

Anastacia Marx de Salcedo, Author, Combat-Ready Kitchen

Danny Fain, Game Designer / STEM Educator

Richard Sullivan, Sculptor and Illustrator

Victoria Koski-Karell (Research assistant to Dr. Paul Farmer)