SCBE Invited Speaker Seminar - Jason Delborne, PhD - 11/17/2020
From karen jarnagin on November 17th, 2020
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Jason A. Delborne is Professor of Science, Policy, and Society and University Faculty Scholar at North Carolina State University, with appoints in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources in the College of Natural Resources and the Genetic Engineering and Society Center. He teaches and conducts research at the intersection of environmental policy, biotechnology, and public engagement, using qualitative research methodologies to explore how policymakers, stakeholders and members of the public interface with emerging biotechnologies designed for environmental benefit. Delborne was twice appointed to expert committees of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM), which published Gene Drives on the Horizon (2016) and Forest Health and Biotechnology (2019). Recent projects have focused on the genetically engineered chestnut tree, a gene drive mouse for biodiversity conservation, and the management of free ranging cats in National Parks.