- Research Program Mentor
PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate
Cell Biology, Biotechnology, Bioethics, Marine Bio
Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.
Exploration of Ethics surrounding use of CRISPR Gene Editing
Since its formal discovery in 2012, CRISPR gene editing has become part of main stream media, however constant controversy surrounds its intended use. What laws exist about this type of technology? What has been approved for CRISPR use and what hasn't and how is this determined? How does this differ by country? A hot topic for much debate, and a blurred line that forms between science and proper ethics, this could be a fun research project to explore with lots of online resources to investigate!