Rosario Isasi

Rosario Isasi

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Rosario Isasi is a Research Assistant Professor at the Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. She holds multiple appointments, including at the Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy, within which she serves as Director of their Genetics, Ethics, and Policy Program, as well as the John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics and the Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute.

Professor Isasi’s research is devoted to identifying and analyzing the social, ethical and policy dimensions of novel and disruptive genetic technologies. She has built an international reputation as a scholar with particular expertise in the area of international comparative law and ethics regarding genomics and regenerative medicine.

Professor Isasi holds many leadership roles in major international initiatives. She was recently named the President’s International Fellow of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). Professor Isasi is Co-Investigator and Ethics/Regulatory/Communications lead for the SouthEast Enrollment Center (SEEC) a consortium member of the NIH’s All of Us Research Program. In addition, she serves as the Ethics/Policy Advisor of the European Commission’s European Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Registry (hPSCREG), is a member of the Ethics Advisory Board of the Vanderbilt-Miami-Meharry Center of Excellence in Precision Medicine and Population Health and the American Society for Human Genetics (ASHG) Task Force on Gene Editing. Finally, Professor Isasi is a member of the Ethics & Policy Committee of the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) and is the Chair of the International Stem Cell Forum (ISCF) Ethics Working Party, a consortium of funding agencies for regenerative medicine.