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Marchant addresses CDC nanotech conference


July 21, 2010

Gary Marchant, Executive Director of the College of Law’s Center for Law, Science & Innovation, will speak at a conference of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health in Keystone, Colo., on July 22.

Marchant, the ASU Lincoln Professor of Emerging Technologies, Law and Ethics, will discuss “Problems and issues with exposure registries,” at the “Nanomaterials and Worker Health: Medical Surveillance, Exposure Registries, and Epidemiologic Research” conference.

The aim of the conference, co-hosted by the Mountain and Plains Education and Research Center, is to identify gaps in information and address questions focusing on occupational health surveillance, exposure registries and the epidemiological research involving nanotech workers.

Marchant's research interests include the use of genetic information in environmental regulation, risk and the precautionary principle, legal aspects of personalized medicine, and regulation of emerging technologies such as nanotechnology, neuroscience and biotechnology. He teaches courses in Environmental Law, Law, Science & Technology, Genetics and the Law, Biotechnology: Science, Law and Policy, and Nanotechnology Law & Policy. He also is a professor in ASU's School of Life Sciences.

Janie Magruder, Jane.Magruder@asu.edu
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Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law