Michele Garfinkel

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European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO)

Michele Garfinkel is the Manager of the Science Policy Programme at EMBO (European Molecular Biology Organization) in Heidelberg, Germany. She is responsible for policy research on issues in emerging technologies, scientific publishing, and the responsible conduct of research.

Until March 2011 she was a policy analyst at the J. Craig Venter Institute. Her research focused on identifying emerging societal concerns associated with emerging genomic technologies.

Michele graduated in Genetics from the University of California, Berkeley and obtained her Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Washington, Seattle. She also holds an M.A. in Science, Technology, and Public Policy from the George Washington University. She was a post-doctoral fellow at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle and a research fellow at Columbia University.