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Currently, I am the Senior Clinical Ethics Fellow at the UCLA Health Ethics Center. I recently completed my Ph.D. in Philosophy at the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center, focusing on ethics, applied ethics (especially bioethics), and moral psychology. My work in recent years has focused on the ethics of germline gene editing, and has appeared in Nature and the American Journal of Bioethics. My dissertation critically examined informed consent and its limitations.
August 2013 - September 2021
CUNY Graduate Center
Field of study
In recent years, CRISPR-Cas9 has become one of the simplest and most cost-effective genetic engineering techniques among scientists and researchers aiming to alter genes in organisms. As Zika came to the fore as a global health crisis, many suggested the use of CRISPR-Cas9 gene drives in mosquitoes as a possible means to prevent the transmission of...