CURRENT CSTL MEMBERS
David Baltimore (NAS/NAM) (2019)
President Emeritus and Robert Andrews Millikan Professor of Biology
California Institute of Technology
David S.Tatel (2019)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Thomas D. Albright (NAS) (2019)
Professor and Director, Vision Center Laboratory and
Conrad T. Prebys Chair in Vision Research
Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Ann Arvin (NAM) (2019)
Lucile Salter Packard Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Microbiology & Immunology
Stanford University School of Medicine
Joe S. Cecil (2021)
Civil Justice Research Initiative
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
R. Alta Charo (NAM) (2019)
Warren P. Knowles Professor of Law and Bioethics
University of Wisconsin at Madison
John S. Cooke
Federal Judicial Center
Charles Elachi (NAE) (2019)
Professor of Electrical Engineering and Planetary Science, Emeritus
California Institute of Technology
Henry T. Greely (2019)
Deane F. and Kate Edelman Johnson Professor of Law and Professor, by courtesy, of Genetics
Michael Imperiale (2019)
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Michigan
Robert S. Langer (NAS/NAE/NAM) (2020)
David H. Koch Institute Professor
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Goodwin Liu (2019)
California Supreme Court
Judith Miller (2019)
Jennifer Mnookin (2019)
Dean and David G. Price Professor of Law
University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
Martine Rothblatt (2019)
Joshua R. Sanes (NAS) (2020)
Professor and Director
Center for Brain Science
William B. Schultz (2019)
Zuckerman Spaeder LLP
Susan S. Silbey (2019)
Leon and Anne Goldberg Professor of Humanities, Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, and Professor of Behavioral and Policy Sciences
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sri Srinivasan (2021)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
David C. Vladeck (2019)
A.B. Chettle, Jr., Professor of Law
Georgetown University Law Center
Susan R. Wessler (NAS) (2019)
University of California President's Chair and Distinguished Professor of Genetics
University of California, Riverside
Anne-Marie Mazza, Senior Director
Steven Kendall, Program Officer
CSTL CO-CHAIRS EMERITI
Donald Kennedy (NAS/NAM) (1/1/2000-11/30/2009)
President Emeritus and Bing Professor of Environmental Science Emeritus
David Korn (NAM) (12/1/2009-12/31/2013)
Professor of Pathology
Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Richard A. Merrill* (NAM) (1/1/2000-11/30/2009)
Daniel Caplin Professor of Law Emeritus
University of Virginia Law School
Richard A. Meserve (NAE) (12/1/2009-12/31/2013)
Carnegie Institution for Science
Senior Of Counsel
Covington & Burling LLP
FORMER CSTL MEMBERS
Shirley Abrahamson (7/1/2003-11/30/2007)
Wisconsin Supreme Court
Frederick R. Anderson, Jr.* (1/1/2000-11/30/2011)
McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP
Margaret Berger* (1/1/2000-11/30/2008)
Professor of Law
Brooklyn Law School
Arthur I. Bienenstock (7/1/2003-11/30/2011)
Special Assistant to the President for Federal Research Policy and Director, Wallenberg Research Link
Barbara E. Bierer (12/1/2006-5/1/2016)
Faculty Co-chair, Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center
Harvard University (Harvard MRCT)
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Elizabeth H. Blackburn (NAS/NAM) (1/8/2008-11/30/2013)
Morris Herzstein Professor of Biology and Physiology
University of California, San Francisco
Sherwood Boehlert (1/27/2012-10/11/2012)
U.S. House of Representatives
John Burris (2/11/2010-12/31/2013)
Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Claude Canizares (NAS) (1/27/2012-12/31/2017)
Bruno Rossi Professor of Physics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Arturo Casadevall (NAM) (2/11/2010-12/31/2016)
Professor and Chair, W. Harry Feinstone Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
Paul D. Carrington (1/1/2000-6/30/2006)
Professor of Law
Richard F. Celeste (12/1/2006-11/30/2009)
Joel E. Cohen (NAS) (1/1/2000-11/30/2009)
Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor and Head, Laboratory of Populations
The Rockefeller University and Columbia University
Kenneth M. Dam (7/1/2003-11/30/2008)
Max Pam Professor Emeritus of American and
Foreign Law and Senior Lecturer
School of Law
The University of Chicago
Rochelle C. Dreyfuss (12/1/2006-12/31/2013)
Pauline Newman Professor of Law and Director
Engelberg Center on Innovation Law and Policy
New York University School of Law
Harry T. Edwards (12/27/2012-12/31/2018)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Rebecca S. Eisenberg (1/1/2000-6/30/2006)
Robert and Barbara Luciano Professor of Law
University of Michigan
Drew Endy (2/11/2010-12/31/2016)
Associate Professor, Bioengineering
The BioBricks Foundation
Paul Falkowski (NAS) 1/1/2009-11/30/2011)
Board of Governors Professor in Geological and Marine Science
Department of Earth and Planetary Science
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Marcus Feldman (NAS) (2/11/2010-12/31/2016)
Burnet C. and Mildred Wohlford Professor of Biological Sciences
Jeremy Fogel (1/27/2012-12/31/2018)
The Federal Judicial Center
David J. Galas (8/4/2003-6/30/2006)
Chief Scientific Officer
Battelle Memorial Institute
Alice P. Gast (NAE) 1/8/2008-11/30/2013)
Imperial College London
David L. Goodstein (1/1/2000-6/30/2006)
Professor of Physics and Applied Physics
California Institute of Technology
Lawrence O. Gostin (NAM) (12/1/2006-11/30/2009)
Associate Dean for Research and Academic Programs, Linda D. and Timothy J. O’Neill Professor of Global Health Law, and Faculty Director, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Georgetown University; Professor of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University; Director of the Center for Law & the Public’s Health, Johns Hopkins and Georgetown Universities
Michael Greenberger (5/6/2014-12/31/2016)
Law School Professor and Director, Center for Health and Homeland Security
University of Maryland
Jason Grumet (2/11/2010-11/30/2012)
Bipartisan Policy Center
Gary Hart (1/8/2008-11/30/2010)
Wirth Chair in Environmental and Community Development
University of Colorado
Benjamin W. Heineman, Jr. (1/8/2008-5/1/2015)
Harvard Law School and Harvard John F. Kennedy School of
D. Brock Hornby (12/31/2006-12/31/2013)
U.S. District Court, District of Maine
Barbara S. Hulka (NAM) (1/1/2000-3/5/2003)
Professor of Epidemiology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Sheila Jasanoff (4/4/2000-11/30/2007)
Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies
John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Robert E. Kahn (NAE) (1/1/2000-6/30/2003)
Chairman, CEO, and President
Corporation for National Research Initiatives
Daniel J. Kevles (1/1/2000-6/30/2006)
Stanley Woodward Professor of Histor and Professor (Adjunct) of Law
Greg Kisor (5/6/2014-12/31/2016)
Eric S. Lander (NAS/NAM) (1/1/2000-6/30/2003)
The Broad Institute
Wallace Loh (1/27/2012-10/21/2013)
University of Maryland, College Park
Robert A. Lonergan (7/1/2003-11/30/2007)
Vice President and General Counsel
Rohm and Haas Company
Patrick A. Malone (1/1/2000-6/30/2006)
Patrick Malone & Associates, PC
Margaret Marshall (1/27/2012-9/16/2013)
Chief Justice (retired)
Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
Duncan T. Moore (NAE) (12/1/2006-11/30/2009)
The Institute of Optics
University of Rochester
R. Gregory Morgan (5/6/2014-12/312016)
Senior Vice President and Secretary of the Corporation
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Alan B. Morrison (1/1/2000-5/1/2015)
Associate Dean for Public Interest and Public Policy
George Washington University Law School
Cherry Murray (NAS/NAE) (1/27/2012-11/30/2014)
John A. and Elizabeth S. Armstrong Professor of
Engineering and Applied Sciences and Dean Emeritus
Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Roberta Ness (NAM) (1/27/2012-11/30/2014)
M. David Low Chair in Public Health and Dean Emeritus
The University of Texas School of Public Health
Harry Pearce (1/1/2000-6/30/2003)
Bowman and Brooke LLP
Henry Petroski (NAE) (1/1/2000-6/30/2003)
Aleksandar S. Vesic Professor of Civil Engineering and Professor of History
Prabhu Pingali (NAS) (2/11/2010-11/30/2012)
Deputy Director of Agricultural Development
Global Development Program
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Thomas D. Pollard (NAS/NAE) (7/1/2003-6/30/2006)
Eugene Higgins Professor of Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology, and Cell Biology and Chair, Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology
Harriet Rabb (12/1/2006-5/1/2016)
Vice President and General Counsel
The Rockefeller University
David Relman (NAM) (1/27/2012-12/31/2017)
Thomas C. and Joan M. Merigan Professor, Departments of Medicine,
and of Microbiology & Immunology
Chief, Infectious Disease Section
VA Palo Alto Health Care System
Richard Revesz (1/27/2012-11/30/2014)
Lawrence King Professor of Law; Dean Emeritus; and Director, Institute for Policy Integrity
New York University School of Law
Paul D. Rheingold (12/1/2006-11/30/2009)
Rheingold, Valet, Rheingold, Shkolnik & McCartney LLP
Channing R. Robertson (1/1/2000-6/30/2006)
Ruth G. and William K. Bowes Professor and
Dean of Faculty and Academy Affairs
Department of Chemical Engineering
Barbara Jacobs Rothstein (12/1/2006-2/1/2012)
Senior District Judge
Western District of Washington
Pamela Ann Rymer (1/1/2000-6/30/2003)
U. S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Jonathan M. Samet (NAM) (7/1/2003-11/30/2010)
Professor and Flora L. Thornton Chair
Department of Preventative Medicine
Keck School of Medicine
Director, Institute for Global Health
University of Southern California
Fern M. Smith (7/1/2003-6/30/2006)
Retired U.S. District Judge
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
James Gustave Speth (7/1/2003-8/31/2005)
Carl W. Knobloch, Jr. Dean of the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and Sara Shallenberger Brown Professor in the Practice of Environmental Policy
Sophie Vandebroek (2/11/2010-11/30/2012)
Chief Technology Officer and President
Xerox Innovation Group
Sheila Widnall (NAE) (7/1/2003-11/30/2007)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Michelle A. Williams (NAM) (1/1/2017-4/1/2018)
Dean of the Faculty
Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
CSTL MEMBER BIOGRAPHIES
Thomas D. Albright is Professor and Conrad T. Prebys Chair in Vision Research at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, where he joined the faculty in 1986. Albright is also Director of the Salk Institute Center for the Neurobiology of Vision, Adjunct Professor of Psychology and Neurosciences at the University of California, San Diego, and Visiting Centenary Professor at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
Albright is an authority on the neural basis of visual perception, memory and visually guided behavior, probing the relationship between the activity of brain cells and perceptual state. His laboratory seeks to understand how visual perception is affected by attention, behavioral goals, and memories of previous experiences. His discoveries address the ways in which context influences visual perceptual experience and the mechanisms of visual associative memory and visual imagery. An important goal of this work is the development of therapies for blindness and perceptual impairments resulting from disease, trauma or developmental disorders of the brain. A second aim of Dr. Albright’s work is to use our growing knowledge of brain, perception and memory to inform design in architecture and the arts, and to leverage societal decisions and public policy.
Albright received a Ph.D. in psychology and neuroscience from Princeton University in 1983. He is a recipient of numerous honors for his work, including the National Academy of Sciences Award for Initiatives in Research. Albright is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and an associate of the Neuroscience Research Program. He is currently president of the Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture, a member of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Science, Technology, and Law, and serves on the Scientific Advisory Committee for the Indian National Brain Research Center.
Ann M. Arvin is the Lucile Salter Packard Professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases) and Professor of Microbiology & Immunology at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Formerly, she was Vice Provost and Dean of Research for Stanford University. Her responsibilities as Vice Provost included serving as the cognizant academic dean for Stanford’s eighteen major university-wide interdisciplinary laboratories, centers and institutes and overseeing university research policies, compliance with research regulations pertaining to human and animal research and laboratory safety, the Office of Technology Licensing/Industry Contracts Office and shared facilities. Her research laboratory investigates the molecular mechanisms of human herpes virus infections, focusing on varicella-zoster virus, and T cell immune responses to viral vaccines and has had continuous NIH funding since 1985. Her work has been recognized by election to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, the National Academy of Medicine, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Association of American Physicians. She has received the Distinguished Graduate Award from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Medicine, the Walter Hewlett Award from Stanford University School of Medicine, the John F. Enders Award of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and the E. Mead Johnson Award for Pediatric Research, among others. She was chief of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Division at the Packard Children’s Hospital from 1984-2006. Her recent and current national service includes the National Academy of Sciences Board on Life Sciences, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology working group on H1N1 influenza, the Institute Director’s Advisory Council of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the NAS/NRC Committee on Responsible Science and the Committee on Science, Technology and Law.
Dr. Arvin is a graduate of Brown University, A.B. Philosophy, Brandeis University, M.A. Philosophy, and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and completed postdoctoral fellowship training at the University of California San Francisco and Stanford University.
David Baltimore (NAS/NAM), former president of the California Institute of Technology (1997-2006), is President Emeritus and the Robert Andrews Millikan Professor of Biology and is one of the world's most influential biologists. He has contributed widely to the understanding of cancer, AIDS and the molecular basis of the human body's immune response and has profoundly influenced national science policy on such issues as the AIDS epidemic and research in genetic engineering. In 1975 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his research into viral replication that provided the key to understanding the life cycle of retroviruses. His present research focuses on control of inflammatory and immune responses as well as on the use of gene therapy methods to treat HIV and cancer in a program called “Engineering Immunity”. In addition, he co-directs the Joint Center for Translational Medicine, an activity that joins Caltech and UCLA in a program to translate basic science discoveries into clinical realities.
Dr. Baltimore has played an important role in the development of American biotechnology since his involvement in the 1970’s in the formation of Collaborative Genetics. He helped found other companies, most recently Calimmune and Immune Design and presently serves on the Board of Directors at several companies and non-profits including the Broad Foundation and the Broad institute, and Amgen and Regulus Therapeutics. He is a scientific advisor to the Ragon Institute and the biotech company Pacific Biosciences. He is a Science Partner to the venture capital firm The Column Group and until recently, was a Director of the Swiss investment company BB Biotech. He is past-Chair of the American Association of the Advancement of Science and was most recently named Riken Honorary Fellow. He is the 1999 recipient of the National Medal of Science and he has published more than 650 peer-reviewed articles.
Joe S. Cecil, Ph.D. (Psychology), Northwestern University; J.D., Northwestern University, is Senior Fellow, Civil Justice Research Initiative, University of California, Berkeley School of Law. Previously, Dr. Cecil was Project Director in the Division of Research at the Federal Judicial Center. He directed the Center’s Program on Scientific and Technical Evidence. As part of this program, he was responsible for judicial education and training in the area of scientific and technical evidence and served as principal editor of the first two editions of the center’s Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence which is the primary source book on evidence for federal judges. He has also published several articles on the use of court-appointed experts. He directed a research project that examines the difficulties that arise with expert testimony in federal courts, with an emphasis on clinical medical testimony and forensic science evidence. His other areas of research interest included federal civil and appellate procedure, jury competence in complex civil litigation, and assessment of rule of law in emerging democracies. Dr. Cecil serves on the editorial boards of social science and legal journals. He previously served on the National Academies’ Panel on Confidentiality and Data Access and the Committee on Identifying the Needs of the Forensic Sciences Community. He was also a member the Committee on Science, Technology, and Law's subcommittee on Access to Research Data: Balancing Risks and Opportunities.
R. Alta Charo, J.D. is on the faculty of the Law School and the Department of Medical History and Bioethics at the Medical School at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She also serves on the faculty of the UW Masters in Biotechnology Studies program and lectures in the MPH program of the Department of Population Health Sciences.
Professor Charo (B.A. biology, Harvard 1979; J.D. Columbia, 1982) is an elected member (2004) of the World Technology Network and (2005) the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters. And in 2006 she was elected to membership in the National Academy of Medicine.
Professor Charo has served on several expert advisory boards of organizations with an interest in stem cell research, including CuresNow, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the International Society for Stem Cell Research and WiCell, as well as on the advisory board to the Wisconsin Stem Cell Research Program. From 2005-2009 she was a member of the ethics standards working group of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Also in 2005, she helped to draft the National Academies' Guidelines for Embryonic Stem Cell Research, and in 2006 she was appointed to co-chair the National Academies' Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research Advisory Committee.
Professor Charo's advisory committee service for the federal government includes the 1994 NIH Human Embryo Research Panel, and (1996-2001) President Clinton's National Bioethics Advisory Commission where she participated in drafting its reports on "Cloning Human Beings"(1997); "Research Involving Persons with Mental Disorders that May Affect Decisionmaking Capacity"(1998); "Research Involving Human Biological Materials: Ethical Issues and Policy Guidance"(1999); "Ethical Issues in Human Stem Cell Research"(1999); "Ethical and Policy Issues in International Research: Clinical Trials in Developing Countries" (2001); and "Ethical and Policy Issues in Research Involving Human Participants" (2001).
At the National Academies, from 2001-2008 she was a member of the Board on Life Sciences. She served as its liaison to the Committee on Research Standards and Practices to Prevent Destructive Applications of Biotechnology as well as its committee to develop national voluntary guidelines for stem cell research. She also served as a member of the National Academy of Medicine's Committee on Smallpox Vaccination Program Implementation and since 2006 she has served on its Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice. In 2005-2006, she was a member of the committee to review the FDA and the U.S. national system for the assurance of drug safety.
John S. Cooke is the Director of the Federal Judicial Center. Before his appointment in September 2018 as the Center’s eleventh director, he served as director of the Center’s Judicial Education Division from 1998-2004, director of the consolidated Education Division, 2004-2005, and as Deputy Director, 2005-2018.
From 1972 to 1998, Cooke served in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps, from which he retired as a brigadier general. His last assignment, 1995-1998, was as Chief Judge, U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals and Commander, U.S. Army Legal Services Agency. From 1993-1995 he was the senior Army lawyer in Europe, responsible for legal advice and services for the Army throughout Europe. During his career, he served as a trial counsel (prosecutor), defense counsel, and military (trial) judge. He was also an instructor in criminal law and later Academic Director and Deputy Commandant at The Judge Advocate General’s School. Other assignments included Staff Judge Advocate, 25th Infantry Division, and Chief of the JAGC Personnel, Plans and Training Office. From 1980-84 he was Chair of the Working Group of the Joint Service Committee on Military Justice, in which capacity he led a team that drafted the Manual for Courts-Martial, 1984, and several amendments to the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
He holds a B.A. from Carleton College, a J.D. from the University of Southern California, and an LL.M. from the University of Virginia.
Charles Elachi (NAE) is Professor of Electrical Engineering and Planetary Science, Emeritus at the California Institute of Technology. He is former director of the NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Elachi was Principal Investigator on numerous research and development studies and flight projects sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. He is the author of over 230 publications in the fields of space and planetary exploration, Earth observation from space, active microwave remote sensing, electromagnetic theory, and integrated optics, and he holds several patents in those fields. In addition, he has authored three textbooks in the field of remote sensing.
In his 30 year career at JPL, Dr. Elachi played the lead role in developing the field of spaceborne imaging radar from a small research area to a major field of scientific research and application. As a result, JPL and NASA became the world leaders in the field of spaceborne imaging radars, and over the last decade, developed Seasat, SIR-A, SIR-B, SIR-C, Magellan, SRTM and the Cassini Radar. He received numerous national and international awards for his leadership in this field.
During the late 80's and 90's, as the Director of Space and Earth Science programs, Dr. Elachi was responsible for the definition and development of JPL flight instruments and missions for Solar System Exploration, the Origins program, Earth Observation and Astrophysics. During this period more than 45 flight missions and instruments were conceived, developed, and flown. In the mid to late 90s. Dr. Elachi chaired a number of national and international committees which developed NASA roadmaps for the exploration of neighboring Solar Systems (1995), our Solar System (1997), and Mars (1998).
Dr. Elachi has received numerous awards, including the Takeda Award (2002), the NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal (2002), the Wernher Von Braun Award (2002), the UCLA Department of Earth and Space Science Distinguished Alumni Award (2002), Dryden Award (2000,), the NASA Distinguished Service Medal (1999), the COSPAR Nordberg Medal (1996), the Nevada Medal (1995), NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal (1994), the IEEE Medal of Engineering Excellence (1992), the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Distin- guished Achievement Award (1987), the W.T. Pecora Award (1985), the NASA Exceptional Scientific Medal (1982), and the ASP Autometric Award (1980 and 1982).
In 1989, at the age of 42, he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering. In 1993-1995 he was a member of the NAE 4th Decadal Committee. In 1995, he chaired the NAE membership committee. He served on numerous NAE committees. He is a fellow of IEEE and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and is a member of the International Academy of Astronautics. Elachi received a B.S. in physics from the University of Grenoble, France and the Diplome Ingenieur in engineering from the Polytechnic Institute, Grenoble in 1968 where he graduated first in the class, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical sciences from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena in 1969 and 1971, respectively. He later received an MBA from USC (1978) and an M.S. degree in geology from UCLA (1983).
Henry T. Greely is Deane F. and Kate Edelman Johnson Professor of Law and Professor, by courtesy, of Genetics at Stanford University.
Professor Greely specializes in ethical, legal, and social issues arising from advances in the biosciences, particularly from genetics, neuroscience, and human stem cell research. He directs the Stanford Center for Law and the Biosciences, chairs the California Advisory Committee on Human Stem Cell Research, and serves on the Neuroscience Forum of the National Academy of Medicine. From 2007 to 2010 he was a co-director of the Law and Neuroscience Project. In 2006, he was elected a fellow of the American Association for Advancement of Science.
Professor Greely graduated from Stanford in 1974 and from Yale Law School in 1977. He served as a law clerk for Judge John Minor Wisdom on the United States Court of Appeals and for Justice Potter Stewart of the United States Supreme Court. After working during the Carter Administration in the Departments of Defense and Energy, he entered private practice in Los Angeles in 1981 as a litigator with the law firm of Tuttle & Taylor, Inc. He began teaching at Stanford in 1985.
Michael Imperiale is Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Michigan.
Dr. Imperiale joined the Department of Microbiology and Immunology in 1984 as the Arthur F. Thurnau Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology and was subsequently promoted to Associate Professor in 1990 and Professor in 1996. He is currently the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and Associate Chair of Microbiology and Immunology. In 2010 Dr. Imperiale was elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology and in 2011 he was elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Before joining the University of Michigan, Dr. Imperiale carried out research training as a postdoctoral fellow at The Rockefeller University, where he first became interested in DNA tumor viruses, studying gene regulation in the human pathogen, adenovirus. He received his undergraduate and graduate training at Columbia University, receiving a B.A. in 1976, M.A. in 1978, and Ph.D. in 1981, all in biological sciences. Currently, Dr. Imperiale’s research interests focus on the study of how DNA tumor viruses interact with the host cell.
Dr. Imperiale was appointed in 2015 as Founding Editor-in-Chief of mSphere, and also serves as an Editor of mBio. He formerly served on the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity and on the NASA Planetary Protection Subcommittee.
Robert S. Langer is an Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (there are 11 Institute Professors at MIT; being an Institute Professor is the highest honor that can be awarded to a faculty member). His h-index of 210 is the highest of any engineer in history and he has 1,080 issued and pending patents worldwide. His patents have licensed or sublicensed to over 300 companies. He served as Chairman of the FDA’s Science Board (its highest advisory board) from 1999-2002. Langer is also one of very few individuals ever elected to the National Academy of Medicine, the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Inventors. He is one of only four living people to ever receive both the United States National Medal of Science and the United States National Medal of Technology and Innovation. In 2015, Dr. Langer received the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering. He has also received the Charles Stark Draper Prize (considered the engineering Nobel Prize), Albany Medical Center Prize, the Wolf Prize for Chemistry, the Millennium Technology Prize, the Priestley Medal (highest award of the American Chemical Society), the Gairdner Prize, the Kyoto Prize, the Lemelson-MIT prize (for being “one of history’s most prolific inventors in medicine”), and the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences. He holds 24 honorary doctorates including honorary degrees from Harvard and Yale.
Goodwin Liu is Associate Justice, California Supreme Court. Mr. Liu was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown on July 26, 2011, and rated “exceptionally well-qualified” by the California Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation. Before his judicial appointment, Liu was a law professor at UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall). An acclaimed scholar and teacher, Liu is a nationally recognized expert on constitutional law, education law and policy, civil rights, and the Supreme Court.
The son of Taiwanese immigrants, Justice Liu grew up in Sacramento, where he attended public schools. He went to Stanford University and earned a bachelor’s degree in biology in 1991. He attended Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship and earned a masters degree in philosophy and physiology. Upon returning to the United States, he went to Washington, D.C. to help launch the AmeriCorps national service program and worked for two years as a senior program officer at the Corporation for National Service.
Justice Liu graduated from Yale Law School in 1998, becoming the first in his family to earn a law degree. He clerked for Judge David Tatel on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and then worked as Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education, where he developed and coordinated K-12 education policy. He went on to clerk at the U.S. Supreme Court for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg during the October 2000 Term. In 2001, he joined the appellate litigation practice of O’Melveny & Myers in Washington, D.C., and worked on an array of antitrust, white collar, insurance, product liability, and pro bono matters.
Judith Miller is the Chair of the ABA Cybersecurity Legal Task Force, and is also a member of the Defense Science Board's Task Force on Cyber Deterrence. She is active in a variety of public service and professional activities. She was Senior Vice President, General Counsel and a member of the Board of Directors of the Bechtel Group from January 2006 to January 2010. Prior to joining the Bechtel Group, she was a partner with Williams & Connolly LLP in Washington, D.C. Her practice included a wide range of complex civil litigation and business related criminal litigation, corporate and individual officer counseling, internal investigations, as well as issues affecting the defense industry. She returned to the firm in January 2000, after having been the then longest serving General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Defense (1994-99). She is a Yale Law School" graduate, and clerked for Associate Justice Potter Stewart and U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Harold Leventhal. Ms. Miller is a past chair (2007-08) of the American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation and served on its Executive Committee and Council. She is a member of the Defense Science Board, the Council of the American Law Institute, the Executive Committee of the Atlantic Council of the United States, and the International Senior Lawyers Project Board. She is also a trustee of Beloit College (from which she also received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree); and served as a member of the American Bar Association’s Commission on Ethics 20/20, the Standing Committee on Law and National Security; the Markle Foundation Task Force on National Security in the Information Age; and the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Science , Security and Prosperity. Ms. Miller is a recipient of the U.S. Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service and the Bronze Palm to that Medal. She was the Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia 2006 Woman Lawyer of the Year.
Jennifer Mnookin, J.D., Ph.D., is Dean and David G. Price Professor of Law at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law. She joined the UCLA faculty in 2005; her previous academic appointments include Professor of Law and Barron F. Black Research Professor at the University of Virginia School of Law, and Visiting Professor of Law at the Harvard Law School. She teaches Evidence; Torts; Scientific and Expert Evidence; as well as seminars in topics relating to expert evidence and law and popular culture. From 2007-2009, she served as Vice Dean for Faculty and Research.
Mnookin researches and writes primarily in the area of evidence, particularly expert and scientific evidence, and the use of forensic science in court. She has written on a variety of evidence-related subjects, including, among others, Daubert and the appropriate standards for expert evidence; forms of forensic science including latent fingerprint examination and handwriting identification; DNA profiling; expert evidence and the Confrontation Clause; documentary films and legal evidence; and the history of expert evidence. Mnookin’s most recent publications include “The Need for a Research Culture in the Forensic Sciences” (with co-authors), 58 UCLA Law Review 725 (2011); The Ira M. Belfer Lecture: “The Courts, The National Academy of Sciences, and the Future of Forensic Science,” 75 Brooklyn Law Review 1209 (2010), and “The Use of Technology in Human Expert Domains: Challenges and Risks Arising From the Use of Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems in Forensic Science” (with Itiel Dror), Law, Probability & Risk (2010).
Professor Mnookin received her AB from Harvard University, her JD from the Yale Law School, and a PhD in the History and Social Study of Science and Technology from MIT.
Martine A. Rothblatt is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, United Therapeutics. Dr. Rothblatt founded United Therapeutics in 1996 and has served as chairman and chief executive officer since the inception of the company. Prior to creating United Therapeutics, Dr. Rothblatt founded and served as chairman and chief executive officer of Sirius Satellite Radio and was principally responsible for several other unique applications of satellite communications technology. She also represented the radio astronomy interests of the National Academy of Sciences' Committee on Radio Frequencies before the Federal Communications Commission. On behalf of the International Bar Association, she led efforts to present the United Nations with a draft Human Genome Treaty. She moved to biotechnology from satellite technology and started United Therapeutics to find a cure or better treatment for the pulmonary hypertension that affects one of her daughters. Dr. Rothblatt received a combined law and Master of Business Administration degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. She earned her Ph.D. in medical ethics from the Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary College, University of London. Her book, "Your Life or Mine: How Geoethics Can Resolve the Conflict Between Public and Private Interests in Xenotransplantation," was published by Ashgate in 2004. Dr. Rothblatt is a member of the International Institute of Space Law, the International Academy of Astronautics and the International Bar Association. She was elected a member of the American Philosophical Society in 2008.
Joshua R. Sanes (NAS) is Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology and Paul J. Finnegan Family Director, Center for Brain Science at Harvard University. Sanes received a BA from Yale, where he was Scholar of the House. He earned a PhD in Neurobiology from Harvard in 1976. Following postdoctoral work at University of California, San Francisco, he joined the faculty of Washington University, where he served on the faculty for over 20 years and held an Endowed Chair of Neurobiology. He returned to Harvard in 2004 as Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology and founding Director of the Center for Brain Science.
Dr Sanes is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, recipient of the Alden Spencer Award of Columbia University, and a member of the US National Academy of Sciences. He has served on the National Advisory Council of the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke (NIH), the Council of the Society for Neuroscience, and advisory panels for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Association, the Klingenstein Neuroscience Fund, the Searle Scholars Fund, the Stowers Institute and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
William B. Schultz is a Partner at Zuckerman Spaeder LLP. Formerly, he served as General Counsel of the Department of Health and Human Services between March 2011 and June 2016 (Acting General Counsel, March 2011-April 2013), where he was legal counsel to two HHS Secretaries on all legal matters and managed an office of 500 lawyers with attorneys at 8 offices and in 10 regions across the country. The Office of General Counsel is responsible for all litigation where HHS is a party, for ensuring that regulations and policy decisions are consistent with the law, for reviewing legal issues involving appropriations, and for ensuring that ethical rules are followed.
From 2001 until March 2011, Schultz was also a Partner at Zuckerman Spaeder LLP, where he represented nonprofit organizations, state and local governments, individuals, generic drug companies and small biotechnology companies. From 1999 through 2000, Schultz was Deputy Assistant Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice, where he was responsible for overseeing all Civil Division appellate litigation and the Department’s Tobacco Litigation Team. From 1994 to 1998, he was the Deputy Commissioner for Policy for the Food and Drug Administration, where he was the principal advisor to the Commissioner on all significant policy issues and was responsible for development and management of all regulations. From 1989 to 1994, he was the Counsel to the Subcommittee on Health and the Environment (Rep. Henry A. Waxman, Chairman), Committee on Energy and Commerce, U.S. House of Representatives, where he worked on health care, FDA, tobacco and trade legislation, and was responsible for drafting and negotiating the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act, the Safe Medical Devices Act and the Prescription Drug User Fees Act. From 1976 to 1989, he was an attorney with the Public Citizen Litigation Group, where he litigated law reform cases on state and federal constitutional law, antitrust and administrative law, voting rights, product liability, nuclear power, and food and drug law, and where he argued dozens of appellate cases, including several in the U.S. Supreme Court.
Schultz began his career as a law clerk to Judge William B. Bryant, U.S. District Court, District of Columbia. For almost 10 years, he was an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center, where he taught civil litigation and food and drug law. He received his B.A. from Yale University and his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.
Susan S. Silbey is Leon and Anne Goldberg Professor of Humanities, Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, and Professor of Behavioral and Policy Sciences, Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Professor Silbey is interested in the governance, regulatory and audit processes in complex organizations. Her current research focuses on the creation of management systems for containing risks, including ethical lapses, as well as environment, health and safety hazards.
Previous books include The Common Place of Law: Stories from Everyday Life (with Patricia Ewick) (1998), In Litigation: Do the 'Haves' Still Come Out Ahead (with Herbert Kritzer) (2003), Law and Science (I): Epistemological, Evidentiary, and Relational Engagements, and Law and Science (II): Regulation of Property, Practices, and Products (2008).
Professor Silbey is the recipient of numerous prizes and awards including a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship (2009), Doctor Honoris Causa from Ecole Normale Superiere Cachan in Paris (2006) and the Harry Kalven Jr. Prize for advancing the sociology of law (2009). She is Past President of the Law & Society Association, and a fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.
Sri Srinivasan was appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in May 2013. Born in Chandigarh, India and raised in Lawrence, Kansas, he received a B.A. from Stanford University, a J.D. from Stanford Law School, and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Following graduation, he served as a law clerk to Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, as a Bristow Fellow in the Office of the U.S. Solicitor General, and as a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. In 1998, he joined the law firm O’Melveny & Myers. From 2002 to 2007, he served as an Assistant to the Solicitor General. In 2007 he returned to O’Melveny & Myers as a partner, later becoming chair of the firm's appellate and Supreme Court practice. From 2011 until his appointment to the U.S. Court of Appeals, Srinivasan served as Principal Deputy Solicitor General of the United States and argued 25 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. He has also taught appellate advocacy at Harvard Law School as well as a seminar on civil rights statutes and the Supreme Court at Georgetown University Law Center.
David S. Tatel, J.D., is a Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Before this appointment by President Clinton in 1994, Tatel was for fifteen years partner and head of the education group at Hogan & Hartson in Washington, D.C. From 1977 to 1979 he was director of the Office for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare under President Carter. Judge Tatel was a member of the Board of Directors for the Spencer Foundation, which he chaired from 1990 to 1997, and he is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, which he chaired from 2006 to 2009.
Judge Tatel received his BA degree from the University of Michigan (1963), and JD from the University of Chicago Law School (1966).
David Vladeck is A.B. Chettle, Jr., Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center.
Professor Vladeck holds a B.A. degree from New York University, J.D. from Columbia University, and LL.M. from Georgetown.
Professor Vladeck teaches federal courts, civil procedure, administrative law, and seminars in First Amendment litigation, and co-directs the Institute for Public Representation, a clinical law program. Professor Vladeck recently returned to the Law Center after serving for nearly four years as the Director of the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Consumer Protection. At the FTC, he supervised the Bureau's more than 430 lawyers, investigators, paralegals and support staff in carrying out the Bureau's work to protect consumers from unfair, deceptive or fraudulent practices. Before joining the Law Center faculty full-time in 2002, Professor Vladeck spent over 25 years with Public Citizen Litigation Group, a nationally-prominent public interest law firm, handling and supervising complex litigation. He has briefed and argued a number of cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and more than sixty cases before federal courts of appeal and state courts of law resort. He is a Senior Fellow of the Administrative Conference of the United States, an elected member of the American Law Institute, and a scholar with the Center for Progressive Reform. Professor Vladeck frequently testifies before Congress and writes on administrative law, preemption, First Amendment, and access to justice issues.
Susan R. Wessler (NAS) is currently the Neil and Rochelle Campbell Presidential Chair for Innovation in Science Education and Distinguished Professor of Genetics at the University of California, Riverside. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and in 2011 she was elected its Home Secretary, the first woman to hold this position in its 150 year history. She is also a fellow of the American Association of the Advancement of Science, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and a Foreign Member of the Royal Society. Dr. Wessler is a plant molecular geneticist who studies the role of transposable elements in generating genetic diversity. Her laboratory has shown that transposable elements are an important mutagenic force fueling plant gene and genome evolution. She discovered a new type of transposon, called MITES, and unraveled revealed key features of gene regulation through her comparative studies of rice and maize. Wessler has contributed extensively to educational initiatives. As a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor, she adapted her research program for the classroom by developing the Dynamic Genome Courses where incoming freshman can experience the excitement of scientific discovery. Wessler is the recipient of several awards including the inaugural Distinguished Scientist Award from the Southeastern Universities Research Association (SURA), the Stephen Hales Prize from the American Society of Plant Biologists, the Excellence in Science Award from FASEB, and the McClintock Prize for Plant Genetics and Genome Studies from the Maize Genetics Community. She earned her B.A. in Biology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1974, and her Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Cornell University in 1980.
CSTL STAFF BIOGRAPHIESAnne-Marie Mazza,Ph.D., is the senior director of the Committee on Science, Technology, and Law. Dr. Mazza joined the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in 1995. In 1999 she was named the first director of the Committee on Science, Technology, and Law. Dr. Mazza has been the study director on numerous Academy reports, including Optimizing the Nation’s Investment in Academic Research (2016); International Summit on Human Gene Editing: A Global Discussion (2015); Identifying the Culprit: Assessing Eyewitness Identification (2014); Positioning Synthetic Biology to Meet the Challenges of the 21st Century (2013); Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence, 3rd Edition (2011); Review of the Scientific Approaches Used During the FBI’s Investigation of the 2001 Anthrax Letters (2011); Managing University Intellectual Property in the Public Interest (2010); Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward (2009); Science and Security in A Post 9/11 World (2007); Reaping the Benefits of Genomic and Proteomic Research: Intellectual Property Rights, Innovation, and Public Health (2005); and Intentional Human Dosing Studies for EPA Regulatory Purposes: Scientific and Ethical Issues (2004).
Between October 1999 and October 2000, Dr. Mazza divided her time between the National Academies and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, where she served as a senior policy analyst responsible for issues associated with a Presidential Review Directive on the government-university research partnership. Before joining the Academies, Dr. Mazza was a senior consultant with Resource Planning Corporation. She is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Mazza was awarded a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from George Washington University.
Steven Kendall, Ph.D., is program officer for the Committee on Science, Technology, and Law. Dr. Kendall has contributed to numerous National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine reports including Securing the Vote: Protecting American Democracy (2018); Optimizing the Nation’s Investment in Academic Research (2016); International Summit on Human Gene Editing: A Global Discussion (2015); Identifying the Culprit: Assessing Eyewitness Identification (2014); Positioning Synthetic Biology to Meet the Challenges of the 21st Century (2013); the Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence, 3rd Edition (2011); Review of the Scientific Approaches Used During the FBI’s Investigation of the 2001 Anthrax Mailings (2011); Managing University Intellectual Property in the Public Interest (2010); and Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward (2009).
Dr. Kendall completed his Ph.D. in the Department of the History of Art and Architecture at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he wrote a dissertation on 19th century British painting. Dr. Kendall received his M.A. in Victorian art and architecture at the University of London. Prior to joining the Academies in 2007, he worked at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and The Huntington in San Marino, California.