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Marchant appointed to national council


May 10, 2010

Professor Gary Marchant, Executive Director of the Center for Law, Science & Innovation at the College of Law, recently was appointed to the National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS).

The council is composed of leaders in the biological and medical sciences, education, health care and public affairs. Its members, who are appointed for four-year terms and meet three times a year, perform the second level of peer review for research and research training grant applications assigned to NIGMS, one of the National Institutes of Health. Council members also offer advice and recommendations on policy and program development, program implementation, evaluation and other matters of significance to the mission and goals of NIGMS.

Marchant is the ASU Lincoln Professor of Emerging Technologies, Law and Ethics. His 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. Marchant 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