Senior Research Scholar, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA
Dr. Todd Kuiken is a Senior Research Scholar with the Genetic Engineering and Society Center at North Carolina State University. He has numerous projects evaluating and designing new research and governance strategies to proactively address the biosafety, biosecurity and environmental opportunities/risks associated with emerging genetic technologies. Including an initiative evaluating the current capabilities of and developing programs to ensure safety and security of the rapidly expanding community of citizen biologists and growing network of community laboratories across the globe. Dr. Kuiken is also a member of the UN CBD Ad-Hoc Technical Expert Group on Synthetic Biology, IUCN’s technical and policy task force on synthetic biology and gene drives, and the co-chair of the human practices committee of iGEM and a founding member of its biosafety/biosecurity committee.