Accessibility Navigation:

Genes and the Brain: Ethical Issues at the Nexus of Genomics and Neuroscience

Professor of Neurology and Canada Research Chair in Neuroethics at the University of British Columbia Judy Illes will discuss the ethics forum “Genes and the Brain: Ethical Issues at the Nexus of Genomics and Neuroscience.”

She is the director of the National Core for Neuroethics at UBC and faculty in the Brain Research Centre and the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute. Illes is a co-founder and member of the governing board of the International Neuroethics Society. As a pioneer and eminent scholar in the field of Neuroethics, she has made ground-making contributions to ethical, social and policy challenges at the intersection of biomedical ethics and neuroscience, including advances in stem cells, neuroimaging, neuroscience and the law and the commercialization of health care.

See Illes’s research and publications for more information.


This forum is hosted by the Vann Center for Ethics and cosponsored by the Biology Department, the James G. Martin Genomics Program and the Neuroscience Program at Davidson College. This event is free and open to the public; no ticket required.  

For additional information about this event or the Vann Center for Ethics, visit our website, “like” us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter or Pinterest.



Chambers Hance Auditorium (CHAM-4121)

Event Type



MacIntyre, Amber P