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Jason Scott Robert is Assistant Professor of Life Sciences in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University. He teaches in the Bioethics Program within the Center for Biology and Society. Jason’s PhD is in philosophy (McMaster University, 2000), and prior to joining the faculty at ASU, he was a Canadian Institutes of Health Research New Investigator and Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Dalhousie University. He has published many articles in the philosophy of biology and bioethics, and his first book, Embryology, Epigenesis, and Evolution: Taking Development Seriously, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2004.(top of page)
Jason has been recently preoccupied with determining the roles and responsibilities of scientists and bioethicists in the face of controversial science, such as the creation of part-human chimeras in stem cell biology. He is a member of the Stem Cell Network in Canada, and he serves on the Advisory Board of the Canadian Institute of Population and Public Health.