Mike Bamshad is Assistant Professor of
Pediatrics at the Eccles Institute of Human Genetics at the University
of Utah. His research interests include the identification of disease
genes, limb development, and evolution.
Frank Dukepoo taught in the Department
of Biological Sciences at Northern Arizona University where was also Special
Assistant to the Academic Vice President. A full-blooded American
Indian of Hopi and Laguna heritage, he was one of six Indians nationally
who hold earned doctorates in the sciences and the only Native American
Morris Foster is Associate Professor of
Anthropology at the University of Oklahoma. The author of Being
Comanche: A Social History of an American Indian Community (1993),
he is also the editor of the American Indian Quarterly.
Jonathan Friedlaender is Professor of
Anthropology at Temple University and past Director of the Physical Anthropology
Program at the National Science Foundation. His books include Patterns
of Human Variation: The Demography, Genetics, and Phenetics of the Bougainville
Henry Greely is a Stanford University Law
Professor and ethicist. He specializes in health law and policy and
has written on issues concerning the implications of genetics for the health
care system, the health care financing system, and bioethics. He
has been involved with the Human Genome Diversity Project since its inception.
Lynn Jorde is Professor of Human Genetics
at the University of Utah. He has been involved in a collaborative
effort between geneticists, physical anthropologists, and indigenous populations
Eric Juengst is Associate Professor of
Biomedical Ethics in the School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University,
where he specializes in conceptual and ethical issues in human genetics.
He served on the National Research Councilís Committee on Human Genome
Diversity, and currently sits on the DNA Advisory Board of the Federal
Bureau of Investigation.
Frederika Kaestle is a postdoctoral research
fellow in Molecular Anthropology at the University of Michigan. Her
areas of interest include ancient DNA, prehistoric population movement
in the Americas, the Pacific, and Siberia, and the peopling of the Americas.
Jeffrey Long is a human population geneticist
working at the National Institutes of Health. He is in the Alcohol
Abuse and Alcoholism Institute, where is research area is the genetics
of complex diseases with a focus on alcoholism.
Alice Martin, formerly Professor of Obstetrics
and Gynecology at the Northwestern University Medical School and Director
of the Laboratory of Cytogenetics, Northwestern Memorial Hospitals, is
also an attorney who has been practicing intellectual property law, with
a specialization in biotechnology, since 1989.
J.M. Naidu is Professor of Anthropology at
Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India.
Dennis OíRourke is Associate Professor
of Anthropology at the University of Utah. He is a former Program
Officer for Physical Anthropology at the National Science Foundation.
Charmaine Royal is a postdoctoral fellow
in the Office of Bioethics and Special Populations Research at the National
Human Genome Research Institute, National Institute of Health, and a Research
Associate in the Division of Epidemiology and Behavioral Medicine at Howard
University Cancer Center.
Trudy Turner is Professor and Chair of the
Anthropology Department at UWM and organizer of the workshop on Anthropology,
Genetic Diversity, and Ethics. Her research area is Molecular Anthropology.