- Distinguished Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation
- Regents Professor and Lincoln Professor of Emerging Technologies, Law and Ethics, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
- Executive Director and Faculty Fellow, Center for the Study of Law, Science and Innovation
Gary Marchant is a Regents Professor of Law and director of the Center for Law, Science and Innovation. His research interests include legal aspects of genomics and personalized medicine, the use of genetic information in environmental regulation, risk and the precautionary principle, and governance of emerging technologies such as nanotechnology, neuroscience, biotechnology and artificial intelligence.
He teaches courses in Law, Science and Technology, Genetics and the Law, Biotechnology: Science, Law and Policy, Health Technologies and Innovation, Privacy, Big Data and Emerging Technologies, and Artificial Intelligence: Law and Ethics. He was named a Regents' Professor in 2011 and also is a professor in ASU’s School of Life Sciences, a Distinguished Sustainability Scientist in ASU’s Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, and is a Lincoln Professor of Emerging Technologies Law and Ethics with the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics at ASU.
Prior to joining ASU in 1999, Professor Marchant was a partner at the Washington, D.C., office of Kirkland & Ellis, where his practice focused on environmental and administrative law. During law school, he was Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology and editor of the Harvard Environmental Law Review and was awarded the Fay Diploma (awarded to top graduating student at Harvard Law School).
Professor Marchant frequently lectures about the intersection of law and science at national and international conferences. He has authored more than 150 articles and book chapters on various issues relating to emerging technologies. Among other activities, he has served on five National Academy of Sciences committees, has been the principal investigator on several major grants, and has organized numerous academic conferences on law and science issues.
- MPP, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 1990
- JD, Harvard Law School, 1990
- PhD, Genetics, University of British Columbia, 1986
- BSc, University of British Columbia, 1980
- legal aspects of personalized medicine
- regulation of emerging technologies
- use of genetic information in environmental regulation
- health law and policy
- food policy
- environmental policy
- energy efficiency technologies
- Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
Marchant, G. E. and K. Bradshaw. 2016. The short-term temptations and long-term risks of environmental catastrophism. Jurimetrics 56(Summer):345-366. (link )
Abbott, K. W., G. E. Marchant and E. A. Corley. 2012. Soft law oversight mechanisms for nanotechnology. Jurimetrics: The Journal of Law, Science & Technology 52(3):279-312.
Fatehi, L., S. M. Wolf, J. McCullough, R. Hall, F. Lawrenz, J. P. Kahn, C. Jones, S. A. Campbell, R. S. Dresser, A. G. Erdman, C. L. Haynes, R. A. Hoerr, L. F. Hogle, M. A. Keane, G. Khushf, N. M. King, E. Kokkoli, G. E. Marchant, A. D. Maynard, M. A. Philbert, G. Ramachandran, R. A. Siegel and S. Wickline. 2012. Recommendations for nanomedicine human subjects research oversight: An evolutionary approach for an emerging field. The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 40(4):716-750. DOI: 10.1111/j.1748-720X.2012.00703.x. (link )
Abbott, K. W. and G. E. Marchant. 2010. Institutionalizing sustainability across the federal government. Sustainability 2(7):1924-1942. DOI: 10.3390/su2071924. (link )
Marchant, G. E., D. J. Sylvester and K. W. Abbott. 2010. New soft law approach to nanotechnology oversight: A voluntary product certification scheme. UCLA Journal of Environmental Law & Policy 28:123-152.
Marchant, G. E., K. W. Abbott and B. R. Allenby eds. 2013. Innovative Governance Models for Emerging Technologies. Edward Elgar Publishing, Inc. Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA. ISBN: 978-1782545637.
Marchant, G. E., B. R. Allenby and J. R. Herkert eds. 2011. The Growing Gap between Emerging Technologies and Legal-Ethical Oversight: The Pacing Problem. Springer. Dordrecht, Heidelberg, London, New York.
Lindor, R. A. and G. E. Marchant. 2013. Innovative governance schemes for molecular diagnostics. Pp. 198-213 In: Marchant, G. E., K. W. Abbott and B. R. Allenby eds., Innovative Governance Models for Emerging Technologies. Edward Elgar Publishing, Inc. Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA. ISBN: 978-1782545637.
Marchant, G. E. 2013. Conclusion: Emerging governance for emergent technologies. Pp. 254-258 In: Marchant, G. E., K. W. Abbott and B. R. Allenby eds., Innovative Governance Models for Emerging Technologies. Edward Elgar Publishing, Inc. Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA. ISBN: 978-1782545637.
Marchant, G. E. 2013. Technology mandates and socio-behavioral life cycle assessment. Pp. 41-76 In: Savage, N., M. Gorman and A. Street eds., Emerging Technologies: Socio-behavioral Life Cycle Approaches. CRC Press. Boca Raton, FL. ISBN: 978-9814411004.
Marchant, G. E. and W. Wallach. 2013. Governing the governance of emerging technologies. Pp. 136-154 In: Marchant, G. E., K. W. Abbott and B. R. Allenby eds., Innovative Goverance Models for Emerging Technologies. Edward Elgar Publishing, Inc. Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA. ISBN: 978-1782545637.
Marchant, G. E., K. W. Abbott, D. J. Sylvester and L. M. Gulley. 2012. Transnational new govenance and the international coordination of nanotechnology oversight. In: Dana, D. ed., The Nanotechnology Challenge: Creating Legal Institutions for Uncertain Challenges. Cambridge University Press.
Abbott, K. W., D. J. Sylvester and G. E. Marchant. 2010. Transnational regulation of nanotechnology: Reality or romanticism?. Pp. 525-544 In: Hodge, G. A., D. M. Bowden and A. D. Maynard eds., International Handbook on Regulating Nanotechnologies. Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. Cheltenham, UK. ISBN: 978-1848446731.
Marchant, G., D. Sylvester and K. W. Abbott. 2007. Nanotechnology regulation: The United States approach. Pp. 189-211 In: Hodge, G., D. Bowman and K. Ludlow eds., New Global Frontiers in Regulation: The Age of Nanotechnology. Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. Cheltenham, UK. ISBN: 978-1847205186.