Rosario Isasi, J.D., M.P.H., is a Research Associate Professor of Human Genetics at the Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (MSOM). She holds multiple appointments including, as Adjunct Professor of Law at UM School of Law and as member of the John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics and the Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute at the MSOM.
Prof. Isasi’s research is devoted to identifying and analyzing the social, ethical and policy dimensions of novel and disruptive genetic technologies, such as gene editing and synthetic biology.She has built an international reputation as a scholar with particular expertise in the area of international comparative law and ethics regarding genomics and regenerative medicine. She holds many leadership roles in major international initiatives. From 2017-2020, Prof. Isasi was appointed as the President’s International Fellow of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and is currently an Adjunct Professor at the CAS’ Institute of Zoology. She is a co-Principal Investigator and Ethics/Regulatory lead for the SouthEast Enrollment Center a consortium member of NIH’s All of Us Research Program. At the All of Usshe is the co-Chair of their Committee on Access, Privacy and Policy and Security (CAPS). In addition, she serves as the Ethics/Policy Advisor of the European Commission’s European Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Registry (hPSCREG), as a member of the Advisory Board of the ASHG’s Human Genetics Scholars Initiative, the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Task Force and the Professional Practice & Social Implications Committee as well as of the Ethics & Policy Committee and Guidelines Task Force of the International Society forStemCellResearch(ISSCR).