Megan Palmer

Sr Research Scholar
Stanford University

Dr. Megan J. Palmer work seeks to develop, promote and advise on best practices and policies to responsibly advance biotechnology and other emerging technologies. She is currently a Senior Research Scholar and a William J. Perry Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) at Stanford University. Previously, she was a Senior Scientist at U.C. Berkeley and served as Deputy Director of Policy and Practices for the multi-university Synthetic Biology Engineering Research Center (Synberc). She has created and lead many programs in the societal aspects of biotechnology, including the Synthetic Biology Leadership Excellence Accelerator Program (LEAP), and the Human Practices program at the international Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition. Dr. Palmer holds a Ph.D. in Biological Engineering from MIT, and was a postdoctoral scholar in the Bioengineering Department at Stanford University.