Arri Eisen

Professor of Pedagogy
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In addition to being on the Ethics Center faculty, Arri Eisen is a professor of pedagogy in biology and in the Institute for Liberal Arts; he is also the teaching coordinator for FIRST, a National Institutes of Health–supported postdoctoral fellowship program in research and teaching, and a leader of the Emory-Tibet Science Initiative, which has been working over the last decade with the Dalai Lama to educate Tibetan monks and nuns in science.

Dr. Eisen received his undergraduate degree in 1985 in biology with honors from University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill and his PhD in biochemistry from University of Washington–Seattle in 1990. He has been teaching at Emory since then and joined the center in the late 1990s. His main responsibilities now include teaching in the center's Master of Arts in Bioethics and in Emory's Master of Science in Clinical Research programs. Dr. Eisen publishes academic articles in science, science education, and bioethics, as well as contributing to popular literature. His most recent book is The Enlightened Gene: Biology, Buddhism and the Convergence That Explains the World.

Areas of Expertise

  • Genetics
  • Epigenetics
  • Genomics and ethics
  • Research ethics
  • Responsible conduct in research education
  • Science education
  • Ethics of teaching and education
  • Science and religion
  • Buddhism and science