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Misha Angrist

Senior Fellow, Science & Society
Associate Professor of the Practice, SSRI
Visiting Associate Professor of the Practice, Sanford School of Public Policy

Misha Angrist is Associate Professor of the Practice at SSRI, a Senior Fellow in Science & Society, and Visiting Associate Professor of the Practice in the Sanford School of Public Policy. He serves as the lead of the Public Impact & Engagement track for the MA in Bioethics & Science Policy and as a faculty mentor, and he is teaching several MA electives as well science writing for undergraduates. In his work, he explores the intersection of biology and society, especially as it relates to the governance of human participation in research and medicine. As the fourth participant in the Personal Genome Project, he was among the first to have his entire genome sequenced and made public. He chronicled this experience in his book, Here is a Human Being: At the Dawn of Personal Genomics. Angrist has his MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars, his MS in genetic counseling from the University of Cincinnati, and a PhD in genetics from Case Western Reserve University.