[ Dr Dan Santos ]

Dr Dan Santos joined CPAS as a Postdoctoral Fellow in 2022, and is working on an MRFF project entitled ‘Developing an Evidence–Based Model for Building Trust in Australian Stem Cell Research and Therapies’. He earned his PhD and MA (both in Geography) from Clark University, and a BA (Hons) in Environmental Studies and BSc in Genetics and Environmental Science, both from the University of Melbourne. In 2020-21, he was a Visiting Fellow in the Program on Science, Technology and Society at the Harvard Kennedy School. Prior to joining CPAS, he was a Research and Teaching Assistant at Monash University and the University of Melbourne in human geography and bioethics.

Broadly, Dan is interested in examining the social, economic, environmental and geographical dimensions of emerging biotechnologies, especially with respect to questions around innovation, public engagement and openness in science. In his doctoral research, he examined the democratization of biotechnology in community science labs in the San Francisco Bay Area, and in his postdoctoral research, he will contribute to investigating the potential value of a ‘commons’ model for Australian stem cell research.

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