Sujatha Byravan

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Sujatha Byravan, PhD, President of the Council for Responsible Genetics.

"Dr. Byravan joined CRG in August 2002. She is a molecular biologist by training, with a Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina and post-doctoral experience at the University of California at Los Angeles. Several years ago, she moved out of basic biological research because of various ethical concerns.

"Moving back to her native India, she was a science writer and freelance journalist writing on a variety of topics that include science policy, gender issues and environment and politics in India. From 1995-1997 she was selected as a Fellow of Rockefeller Foundation’s LEAD (Leadership for Environment and Development) Program.

"Dr. Byravan served as Director of the Fellows Program at LEAD International in their Secretariat in New York and later in London from early 1999 to mid- 2002. As chief architect of the Program that was delivered to over a thousand Fellows all over the world, she was responsible for all aspects of program development and activities." [1]

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  1. History, Council for Responsible Genetics, accessed July 15, 2007.