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Jennifer Brian

Honors Faculty Fellow, The Barrett Honors College, Arizona State University


Jenny Dyck Brian received her PhD in Biology and Society from Arizona State University. While at ASU, she worked in the Center for Biology and Society and the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes. Her dissertation, which was supported by funding from the National Science Foundation and a PEO Scholars Award, investigated the role of bioethics committees within for-profit private sector bioscience companies. The project focuses on 3 case studies: the Ethics Advisory Board at Advanced Cell Technology, the Ethics and Public Policy Board at SmithKlineBeecham and the Bioethics Committee at Eli Lilly.

Prior to joining Barrett, The Honors College, she was an Assistant Professor of Bioethics at the Asian University for Women in Chittagong, Bangladesh, where she taught bioethics and science policy courses to students from 12 different countries. At the AUW, she also worked with 9 student research assistants on projects focusing on organ selling and trafficking in South Asia, and the role of for-profit corporations in the development of synthetic biology, genetic testing and geo-engineering.

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Brian, Jennifer. 2015. "Special perspectives section: responsible research and innovation for synthetic biology." Journal of Responsible Innovation, 2(1): 78-80.

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Herder, Matthew and Brian, Jennifer. February 16, 2006. "In Stem Cell Research We Trust." Poster presentation. AAAS Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO.

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Brian, Jennifer. February 16, 2006. "The Importance of Trust: Science, Policy and the Publics." Poster presentation. AAAS Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO.

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Herder, Matthew and Brian, Jennifer. 2008. "Canada’s Stem Cell Corporation: Aggregate Concerns and the Question of Public Trust." Journal of Business Ethics, 77(1): 73-84.

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