Jason Robert holds the Lincoln Chair in Ethics and is director of the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics at Arizona State University. He is also Dean's Distinguished Professor in the Life Sciences.
A bioethicist and philosopher of biology, Professor Robert's research and teaching is animated by the question of what is 'good' science - that is, science that is both efficacious and ethical. His approach is to work against reductionist tendencies in biological/biomedical science, as well as in ethics, to surface and explore the profound complexity of our biological and moral systems. He has published widely on topics such as as stem cell biology, translational research, genetics, evolutionary and developmental biology, and genetics, with a particular focus on the neurosciences.
As director of the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics, he works to create the conditions under which students, faculty and staff of the university can achieve the good they want to see in the world.
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