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02/10/2017  BOSTON, MA    Bioethicist Jeantine Lunshof (cq) poses for a portrait at Harvard Medical School.   (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)

Jeantine Lunshof

Ethicist, Philosopher

02/10/2017  BOSTON, MA    Bioethicist Jeantine Lunshof (cq) poses for a portrait at Harvard Medical School.   (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)

Jeantine’s research interests are concerned with philosophical research ethics in the field of genomic sciences and biological engineering where disruptive technological innovations call for epistemological and normative exploration.  She conducts her philosophical and ethical work as a full-time ethicist on the workfloor of the lab. As a collaborator of George Church in the Department of Genetics at Harvard Medical School she developed the model of ‘Collaborative Ethics’ that she is currently implementing across the field of biologically inspired engineering at the Wyss Institute.

Jeantine was awarded a Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship (2013-2015) for the study of conceptual and normative questions in systems biology. She is also a member of the Faculty of the Harvard Center for Bioethics and teaches Conduct of Science at the Division of Medical Sciences at HMS. She is Associated Researcher with the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.

Jeantine Lunshof received her BA in Philosophy and Tibetan Language and Culture from the University of Hamburg, her MA in Philosophy and Health Law from the University of Amsterdam, and her PhD from VU University Amsterdam.

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