- Research Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Sara H. Katsanis is the Principal Investigator of the Genetics and Justice Laboratory, which explores the policy, science, and ethics of genomic information for identification purposes. The laboratory is working towards a sophisticated understanding of the key challenges for applying scientific technologies and biometrics in human rights contexts, with an initial focus on DNA identification. Katsanis researches the ethical, legal, and social implications of genetics and biometric data. Her policy research focuses on genetic testing applications in humanitarian efforts, medicine, and law enforcement. She is exploring policy challenges for applying scientific technologies to human identification in human rights contexts, such as human trafficking, migration, and adoption fraud.
Education and Background
- MS in Medical Genetics, Brunel University 1997