- Notes on Contributors
Myles W. Jackson is the Albert Gallatin Research Excellence Professor of the History of Science at NYU-Gallatin and Professor of History, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. His research interests include the history of science; history of physics in 19th century Germany; intellectual property and gene patenting; humans, machines, and aesthetic theories; and the triangular exchange among physicists and engineers, musicians, and instrument makers.
Daniel J. Kevles is the Stanley Woodward Professor of History and a member of the Program in the History of Science and Medicine at Yale University. His works include The Physicists, In the Name of Eugenics, The Baltimore Case, and, as a coauthor, Inventing America: A History of the United States. He is currently completing a history of innovation and intellectual property protection in the stuff of life since the Eighteenth century.
Luigi Palombi is a lawyer with over 30 years experience in patent and related intellectual property law. His book Gene Cartels is the first definitive legal text setting out the case against the patenting of isolated genetic materials.
Linda L. McCabe is Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine, and Professor Emerita, Department of Human Genetics, UCLA School of Medicine. She serves as the Managing Editor of both Molecular Genetics and Metabolism and Molecular Genetics and Metabolism Reports. She is the co-author, with Edward McCabe, of How to Succeed in Academics and DNA: Promise and Peril. [End Page 146]
Edward R.B. McCabe is the Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of the March of Dimes Foundation. He is a pediatrician and geneticist, who has been a faculty member at the University of Colorado, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and UCLA, where he was Executive Chair of Pediatrics, and founded, directed, and co-directed the Center (now Institute) for Society and Genetics. He is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine and Fellow of AAAS. Under Presidents Clinton and Bush he chaired the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary’s Advisory Committees on Genetic Testing, and Genetics, Health, and Society.
Tania Simoncelli served as Science Advisor to the ACLU from 2003-2010 where she played a lead role in developing the AMP litigation. She is coauthor with Sheldon Krimsky of Genetic Justice: DNA Data Banks, Criminal Investigations and Civil Liberties. Ms. Simoncelli currently serves as Assistant Director for Forensic Science in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
Sandra S. Park is a senior staff attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union Women’s Rights Project. She represented the twenty plaintiffs in Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics. Ms. Park engages in litigation, policy advocacy, and public education at the national, state, and local levels to promote gender equality and advance the civil and human rights of women and girls. [End Page 147]