- Senior Global Futures Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory
- Lincoln Associate Professor of Ethics, Biotechnology and Medicine, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Jason Robert is Dean's Distinguished (Associate) Professor in the Life Sciences.
A bioethicist and philosopher of biology, Professor Robert's research and teaching is animated by the question of what is 'good' science - that is, science that is both efficacious and ethical. His approach is to work against reductionist tendencies in biological/biomedical science, as well as in ethics, to surface and explore the profound complexity of our biological and moral systems. He has published widely on topics such as as stem cell biology, translational research, genetics, evolutionary and developmental biology, and genetics, with a particular focus more recently on the neurosciences.
- PhD, Philosophy, McMaster University, 2000
- MA, Philosophy, McMaster University, 1996
- BA (honors), Philosophy, Queen's University, 1994
Guston, D. H., E. F. Finn and J. Robert eds. 2017. Frankenstein (by Mary Shelley): Annotated for Scientists, Engineers, and Creators of All Kinds. The MIT Press. Cambridge, MA. ISBN: 9780262533287.