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Misha Angrist
Associate Professor of the Practice in the Social Science Research Institute
Senior Fellow in the Duke Initiative for Science & Society


M.F.A., Bennington College (2001)
Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University (1996)
M.S., University of Cincinnati (1990)
B.A., Indiana University at Bloomington (1985)


Misha Angrist is Associate Professor of the Practice at SSRI, a Senior Fellow in Science & Society, and Visiting Associate Professor of the Practice in the Sanford School of Public Policy as part of the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media & Democracy. He is the Associate Director of the Genome Sciences & Policy Certificate. He serves as the lead of the Public Impact & Engagement track for the MA in Bioethics & Science Policy and as a faculty mentor; he teaches in the MA program as well science writing for undergraduates. In his work, he explores the intersection of biology and society, especially as it relates to the governance of human participation in research and medicine. As the fourth participant in the Personal Genome Project, he was among the first to have his entire genome sequenced and made public. He chronicled this experience in his book, Here is a Human Being: At the Dawn of Personal Genomics. Angrist has an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars, an MS in genetic counseling from the University of Cincinnati, and a PhD in genetics from Case Western Reserve University.

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