Responsible Conduct of Research
Friday, February 14, 2020

Bruce Conklin, MD

Senior Investigator, Gladstone Institutes

Barbara Koenig, PhD, RN

Professor, Institute for Health and Aging, UCSF

Human subjects have been vital to medical research throughout history. However, the ethical components of this research have changed as new discoveries are made.

Take a closer look at the overall ethical components of human subjects research and dive into how a discovery like CRISPR fits into the picture.

In this workshop, Barbara Koenig takes you through classical examples of human subjects ethics before Bruce Conklin elaborates on CRISPR and its relevance to this type of research. The hour wraps up with your questions answered.

This event is open to the Gladstone and UCSF scientific communities.

This event had to be rescheduled from its original date in November 2019. If you registered for the November 2019 date, you will have register again.

About the Speakers

Bruce Conklin, MD, is a senior investigator at Gladstone Institutes. He and his lab aim to cure genetic diseases using state-of-the-art genome engineering technology. This involves using patient-specific induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells to derive tissue from patients who carry disease mutations that could benefit from therapeutic genome editing with CRISPR. Conklin’s team focuses on modeling diseases in iPS cells, then testing the effect of genome editing.

Barbara Koenig, PhD, RN, is an anthropologist working in the inter-disciplinary field of bioethics. She founded and led Biomedical Ethics Research Programs at Stanford and Mayo Clinic. Koenig pioneered the use of empirical methods in the study of ethical questions in science, medicine, and health. Her current interests include characterizations of race in a genomics age, emerging genomic technologies, including biobanking, return of research results to participants, and using deliberative democracy to engage communities about research governance. Koenig has been an active participant in policy development both at a federal level and through her role as fellow of the Hastings Center.


February 14, 2020
2:30-4:00pm PST
Mahley Auditorium

Responsible Conduct of Research provides Gladstone’s scientific community opportunities to openly discuss ethical issues in scientific research and complete the requirements of the NIH policy. Courses are held every 2 months and cover a variety of topics on scientific ethics.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At Gladstone, we are committed to providing events and professional development activities that resonate with our community’s diverse members. Our goal is to develop creative programming that encompasses a wide variety of ideas and perspectives to inspire, educate, and engage with everyone within our walls.

We want to effect positive change through our events and activities by providing a platform for discussions on important topics related to increasing diversity and inclusiveness in the sciences.