Nita Farahany
Published March 11, 2014
Updated April 9, 2021

Nita Farahany is the Robinson O. Everett Professor of Law at Duke University, the founding firector of Duke Science & Society and principal investigator of SLAP Lab.

Farahany is an expert on the intersection of science and ethics. In 2010, President Obama appointed her to the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, and she has testified before Congress on various issues related to policy and science.

Farahany is a co-editor-in-chief and co-founder of the Journal of Law and the Biosciences, an editorial board member of the American Journal of Bioethics (Neuroscience), and on the Board of Advisors for Scientific American.

Areas of Expertise: Ethical, legal and social implications of biosciences and emerging technologies, philosophy, bioethics, neuroethics, neuroscience, genetics

Location: Durham, N.C.

Email: farahany@duke.edu

Phone: (919) 613-8514


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