Ten graduate and post-doctoral students, each from a different field of study, are named the first fellows of the Kavli Center for Ethics, Science, and the Public at UC Berkeley. Fellows’ areas of study include neuroscience and neurotechnology, plant and microbiology, biology, medical and public health, bioethics, genetics, CRISPR technology, AI, law, and philosophy.
A core component of the Kavli Center is to train the next generation of leaders to be better equipped to confront ethical challenges in emerging scientific fields. This requires bringing researchers together from the sciences and humanities with expertise in different scientific advances to learn the language of each other’s disciplines, draw parallels between innovations in science, and connect with society.
Executive Director of the Kavli Center at UC Berkeley, Lea Witkowsky, leads this effort based on firsthand experience. Earlier this year, Witkowsky spoke with the foundation about the moment she realized change was needed.
To read more about the fellows and the program, visit the UC Berkeley Kavli Center for Ethics, Science, and the Public.