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Pilar Ossorio

Expert on science and technology law, particularly pertaining to biomedical research, and bioethics.

Associate professor, law Law School Work: 608-263-4387 — Home and cell phones available upon request


  • Ethics and regulation of human subjects research
  • Uses of race concepts in biomedical research
  • Law and ethics concerning data sharing in scientific research
  • Legal and ethical issues in genome science
  • Patent law


  • Member, Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Stanford University Distinguished Academic Alumni Award, 2010
  • Morgridge Institute for Research Inaugural Bioethics Scholar
  • Elected Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science