Environmental Policy in the Age of

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Fifth Floor Conference Room
March 7, 2002

This is the first in a series of presentations and discussions that will explore the impacts of advances in genetics on environmental protection and policy. The series is designed to stimulate a dialogue between scientists, policy makers, representatives from industry, NGO's, and others with an interest and stake in the future of environmental policy.








Greetings and Introductions

David Rejeski, Director, Foresight and Governance Project, Wilson Center

A Quick Tour of the Genomics Frontier

Thane Kreiner, Ph.D. Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Affymetrix, Inc.

Ten Ways Genetic Information Could Change Environmental Policy

Gary Marchant, J.D., Ph.D. Executive Director; Center for the Study of Law, Science, and Technology Arizona State University



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About the Speakers
Thane Kreiner, Ph.D., is Vice President, Corporate Affairs for Affymetrix, Inc., a leading manufacturer of DNA microarray technology. Prior to his current position, Dr. Kreiner held various other management positions at Affymetrix from 1994 to 2000, including Vice President, Sales and Marketing; and Vice President, Marketing and Strategic Planning during the development of the Company's technology and scale-up of its commercial operations. He joined the Company full-time in April, 1994 while completing his MBA at Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Dr. Kreiner received his Ph.D. in Neurosciences from Stanford University in 1988. His undergraduate at the University of Texas, Austin led to a B.S. in Chemistry in 1983.

Gary Marchant, J.D., Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Law at Arizona State University where he also serves as the Executive Director of the Center for the Study of Law, Science, and Technology. Prior to joining the ASU faculty in 1999, he was a partner at the Washington, D.C. office of the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis, where his practice focused on environmental and administrative law. Professor Marchant's research and teaching interests include environmental law, risk analysis, genetics and the law, and law, science and technology. He received his law degree from Harvard Law School in 1990, a Master's in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard in 1990, and his Ph.D. in Genetics from the University of British Columbia in 1986.