Susan Wright is Research Scientist and Lecturer Emerita in History of Science and International Relations at the University of Michigan. Her research and writing have focused on the history and politics of molecular biology and biotechnology, and the international and national problems associated with the application of these fields for biological warfare and defense. In the 1980s and early 1990s, she was a board member of the Council for Responsible Genetics and co-chair of the Committee on Military Use of Biological Research. Her books include Molecular Politics: Developing American and British Regulatory Policy for Genetic Engineering, 1972-1982, University of Chicago Press, 1994); Preventing a Biological Arms Race, MIT Press 1990; and Biological Warfare and Disarmament: New Problems/New Perspectives, Rowman & Littlefield, 2002. Her current research addresses the evolution of U.S. biodefense policy under the Clinton and George W. Bush administrations.