Professor Gary Marchant, Executive Director of the Center for Law, Science
+ Innovation at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, will deliver a keynote
speech on Tuesday, March 30, at a national nanotechnology conference in Arlington,
Marchant, the ASU Lincoln
Professor of Emerging Technologies, Law and Ethics, will discuss, "Risk
Management of Nanotechnology," at the conference, "Risk Management
Methods & Societal, Ethical, and Legal Implications of Nanotechnology,"
sponsored by the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI). Marchant and Greg
Lowry, associate professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Carnegie
Mellon University, will participate in the plenary session, "Two Risk Management
Methods Perspectives: Where we are? Where do we need to go?"
The NNI serves as the central point of communication, cooperation and collaboration
for all federal agencies engaged in nanotechnology research, bringing together
the expertise needed to advance this broad and complex field. Its meetings'
series enable the NNI to assess progress in environmental, health and safety
research and identify gaps and emerging trends.
Marchant's research interests include the use of genetic information in environmental
regulation, risk and the precautionary principle, legal aspects of personalized
medicine, and regulation of emerging technologies such as nanotechnology, neuroscience
and biotechnology. He teaches courses in Environmental Law, Law, Science &
Technology, Genetics and the Law, Biotechnology: Science, Law and Policy, and
Nanotechnology Law & Policy. Marchant also is a professor in ASU's School
of Life Sciences.