Team

We are a diverse collective of individuals with expertise and experience in biomedicine, mathematics, public health, public policy, law, social science, and public advocacy all of whom agree that research that creates potential pandemic pathogens more dangerous than those in nature poses existential risks to the public and provides few, if any, benefits for science, medicine, public health, or national security. 

Biosafety Now believes the public is a crucial stakeholder in research that enhances potential pandemic pathogens (ePPP research), and therefore must have a seat at the table in assessing whether the benefits of research projects outweigh risks, and in determining whether, and, if so, under what conditions and with what precautions, ePPP research projects may proceed.

Biosafety Now is not political, but we do work with elected officials from across the political spectrum to advocate for policies to prevent lab-generated pandemics.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Tyler Stepke

United States

Graduate Student in Applied Physics, Johns Hopkins University

Megan Gafford

Megan Gafford

United States

M.F.A., painting and drawing; artist; writer

Bryce Nickels

Bryce E. Nickels

United States

Ph.D.; Professor of Genetics, Rutgers University; Lab Director, Waksman Institute

ADVISORY BOARD

Steve Phillips

Steven Phillips

United States

M.D.; Yale-trained Physician; Researcher; Author; Biotech Founder; In-demand Public Speaker

Raina MacIntyre

Raina MacIntyre

Australia

M. App. Epid., Ph.D.; Professor of Global Biosecurity, Kirby Institute, Univ. of New South Wales

Edward Hammond

Edward Hammond

United States

M.A., M.S.; Founder and Director, Sunshine Project; Director, Prickly Research

Colin Butler

Colin D. Butler

Australia

Ph.D.; Hon Prof of Public Health, Natl Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian Natl Univ

Klare X. Allen

United States

Community Organizer, Founder of The Roxbury Safety Net and Stop the BU Bio Terror Lab

Andre Goffinet

Andre Goffinet

Belgium

M.D., Ph.D.; Emeritus Professor of Developmental Neurobiology, Univ. of Louvain Medical School

Eric Starbuck

Eric S. Starbuck

United States

DrPH, M.P.H.; former Senior Advisor for Child Health & Pandemic Preparedness, Save the Children

Yanna Lambrinidou

Yanna Lambrinidou

United States

Ph.D.; Affiliate faculty, Department of Science, Technology, and Society; Virginia Tech University

Nina and Steve Goodale

Nina & Steve Goodale

United States

Community Activists; Founders of the Bio Safety Working Group, Sierra Club Loma Prieta Chapter

Muneera Rasheed

Muneera A. Rasheed

Pakistan

Clinical Psychologist; Advocate for Justice and Equity in Global Health

David Fisman

David N. Fisman

Canada

Ph.D., M.P.H.; Professor of Epidemiology, University of Toronto

Kathryn Nixdorff

Kathryn Nixdorff

Germany

Ph.D.; Professor Emerita in Microbiology and Genetics, Darmstadt University of Technology

Malcolm Dando

Malcolm R. Dando

United Kingdom

Ph.D.; Leverhulme Emeritus Fellow, Department of Peace Studies, University of Bradford

Richard Ebright

Richard H. Ebright

United States

Ph.D.; Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Rutgers University; Lab Director, Waksman Institute

Helen Mudler

Helen E. Mundler

France

Ph.D.; Associate Professor in English Studies, Université Paris-Est Créteil

Marie Chevrier

United States

Ph.D.; Professor of Public Policy and Administration, Rutgers University-Camden

Susan Wright

Susan Wright

United States

Ph.D.; Research Scientist and Lecturer Emerita in History of Science, University of Michigan

Harish Seshadri

Harish Seshadri

India

Ph.D.; Professor of Mathematics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Dana Parish

Dana Parish

United States

Author; Health Reporter; Songwriter; Advisory Board Member, Bay Area Lyme Foundation

Laura Kahn

Laura H. Kahn

United States

M.D., M.P.H., M.P.P.; Physician; Author; Educator; Consultant

Rick Sheridan

Rick Sheridan

United States

BS,Aerospace Engineering; MBA; head of EMSKE Phytochem

Stuart Newman

Stuart Newman

United States

Ph.D., Professor of Cell Biology and Anatomy, New York Medical College

Elisa Harris

Elisa D. Harris

United States

Non-Resident Senior Researcher; Center for International and Security Studies, University of Maryland

Amir Attaran

Amir Attaran

Canada

Ph.D., LL.B.; Professor in the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa

Nariyoshi Shinomiya

Nariyoshi Shinomiya

Japan

M.D., Ph.D.; President, National Defense Medical College of Japan

AFFILIATES

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