Consortium Faculty

The Consortium links 20 leading centers and programs at the University of Minnesota to address the legal, ethical, and policy implications of biomedicine and the life sciences. The directors and representatives of these centers are nationally recognized scholars from across the University. Consortium faculty include:

BioTechnology Institute

Mike Sadowsky
Michael J. Sadowsky , PhD
Director, BioTechnology Institute
Professor, Department of Soil, Water and Climate

Center for Animal Health and Food Safety

Andres Perez
Andres Perez , DVM, PhD
Director, Center for Animal Health and Food Safety
Endowed Chair of Global Animal Health and Food Safety
Associate Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine

Center for Bioethics

Mark Paller
Mark S. Paller , MD, MS
Interim Director, Center for Bioethics
Professor of Medicine, Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension
Senior Associate Vice President, Academic Health Center

Center for Clinical and Cognitive Neuropharmacology

Susan Marino
Susan Marino , PhD
Director, Center for Clinical and Cognitive Neuropharmacology
Associate Professor, Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology
Member, Institute of Personalized Medicine

Center for Cognitive Sciences

Victoria Interrante
Victoria Interrante , PhD
Director, Center for Cognitive Sciences
Professor, Computer Science and Engineering
Professor, Graduate Program in Human Factors and Ergonomics

Center for Infectious Disease Research & Policy (CIDRAP)

Mike Osterholm
Michael T. Osterholm , PhD, MPH
Director, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP)
Regents Professor
McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair in Public Health
Distinguished Teaching Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
Professor, Technological Leadership Institute
Adjunct Professor, Medical School

Center for Neurobehavioral Development

Michael Georgieff
Michael K. Georgieff , MD
Director, Center for Neurobehavioral Development
Professor of Pediatrics and Child Psychology
Professor, Institute of Child Development
Director, Division of Neonatology
Megan Gunnar
Megan R. Gunnar , PhD
Associate Director, Center for Neurobehavioral Development
Regents Professor
Distinguished McKnight University Professor
Department Chair and Director, Institute of Child Development

Center for Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy

Anu Ramaswami
Anu Ramaswami , PhD
Director, Center for Science, Technology, and Public Policy
Charles M. Denny, Jr., Chair in Science, Technology, and Public Policy

Center for Spirituality & Healing

Mary Jo Kreitzer
Mary Jo Kreitzer , PhD, RN, FAAN
Founder and Director, Center for Spirituality & Healing
Professor, School of Nursing
Co-director, Doctor of Nursing Practice Program

Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)

Bruce Blazar
Bruce R. Blazar , MD
Director, Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Director, Center for Translational Medicine
Vice Dean for Clinical Investigation, School of Medicine
Academic Health Center Associate Vice President for Clinical and Translational Science
Regents Professor and CCRF Chair in Pediatric Oncology
Chief of the Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program

Food Protection and Defense Institute

Amy Kircher
Amy Kircher , DrPH
Director, Food Protection and Defense Institute
Assistant Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine

Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives Institute

Daniel D. Gallaher
Daniel D. Gallaher , PhD
Advisory Board Member, Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives Institute
Professor, Department of Food Science and Nutrition
Associate Investigator, Minnesota Nutrition and Obesity Center
Member, Masonic Cancer Center
Mindy Kurzer
Mindy S. Kurzer , PhD
Director, Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives Institute
Professor, Department of Food Science and Nutrition
Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology, Oncology & Transplantation
Director of Graduate Studies, Nutrition Graduate Program

Institute on the Environment (IonE)

Lewis Gilbert
Lewis Gilbert , PhD, MS
Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, IonE
Jessica Hellmann
Jessica Hellmann , PhD
Director, IonE
Russell M. and Elizabeth M. Bennett Chair in Excellence, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior

International Science & Technology Practice & Policy Center (InSTePP)

Philip Pardey
Philip G. Pardey , PhD
Director, International Science & Technology Practice & Policy
Professor, Department of Applied Economics
Director of Global Research Strategy for the College of Food Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences and the Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station

Masonic Cancer Center

Doug Yee
Douglas Yee , MD
Director, Masonic Cancer Center
John H. Kersey Chair in Cancer Research
Professor, Medicine and Pharmacology (Joint Appointment)

Microbial and Plant Genomics Institute

Jeff Gralnick
Jeffrey A. Gralnick , PhD
Director, Microbial and Plant Genomics Institute
Associate Professor, Microbiology

Stem Cell Institute

Jakub Tolar
Jakub Tolar , MD, PhD
Dean, Medical School
Interim Vice President for Health Sciences, Academic Health Center
Distinguished McKnight Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Stem Cell Institute
Edmund Wallace Tulloch and Anna Marie Tulloch Chair, Stem Cell Biology, Genetics and Genomics
Professor, Microbiology, Immunology and Cancer Biology (MICaB) PhD Graduate Program

University of Minnesota Genomics Center

Prof. Kenny Beckman
Kenneth Beckman , PhD
Director, University of Minnesota Genomics Center
Affilate Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics

Water Resources Center

Jeffrey Peterson
Jeffrey Peterson , PhD
Director, Water Resources Center
Professor, Department of Applied Economics