Jason Scott Robert, PhD
Dr Jason Scott Robert (pronounced in the French way, "Row-bear") serves as Dean's Distinguished (Associate) Professor in the Life Sciences at Arizona State University.
His teaching and research are at the intersection of bioethics and philosophy of biology. His scholarship currently focuses on the justification of research in the so-called translational pipeline from bench to bedside, and his research is currently or has been funded by the Office of Research Integrity of the US Department of Health and Human Services, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the National Science Foundation, the James S. McDonnell Foundation, and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. In addition to his scholarly work, Dr Robert serves on the board of the non-profit Research Animal Retirement Foundation (RARF). (To learn more about RARF and/or make a donation, please click here.)
Dr Robert moved to ASU in 2004 from the Philosophy Department at Dalhousie University, where he was Assistant Professor and CIHR New Investigator. He earned the PhD in Philosophy at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario in 2000, where he also earned the MA in 1996. His undergraduate studies were at Queen's University at Kingston, Ontario.
In his spare time, Dr Robert tries to train for and occasionally participates (slowly) in triathlons and in running and cycling events. He also collects fountain pens.
Photo credit: Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics, ASU.