Bioethics and Bioengineering
Research Cluster Academic Year
Research Cluster Project Director(s)
Jason Scott Robert, Associate Professor, Biology and Society
Stephen Helms Tillery, Associate Professor, Harrington Department of Bioengineering

The goal of this Research Cluster is to bridge the growing bioengineering and bioethics communities on campus and in the Valley. The topic of focus will be the science and ethics of neural prosthetics in three domains: cochlear implants, motor control prosthetics, and deep-brain stimulation. The group will meet monthly to discuss ethical and societal aspects of research, development, regulations, and clinical application and integration of neural prosthetics.