Professor Gary Marchant joined the faculty of Arizona State University College of Law in the fall of 1999. Prior to that he was a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis, where he practiced in the areas of environmental, administrative and products liability law for ten years. He represented the lead petitioner American Trucking Associations and other small business petitioners in the ATA v. EPA case before the D.C. Circuit. He received his J.D. magna cum laude in 1990 from Harvard Law School, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology and editor of the Harvard Environmental Law Review. He also received a Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of British Columbia in 1986, and a Masters of Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in 1990.
Dr. Marchant was the principal investigator for the grant titled “Genetic Susceptibility and Environmental Regulation” from the National Human Genome Research Institute and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences from 2003-2005. He was also a member of the National Research Council Committee on Applications of Toxicogenomic Technologies to Predictive Technologies. He was recently a co-author on the book titled Genomics and Environmental Regulation: Ethical, Legal, and Policy Issues.
Professor Marchant teaches Environmental Law, Law Science & technology, FDA Regulation of Drugs, Genetics and the Law, Environmental Justice, and Research Ethics and Law. His current research interests include the use of genetic information in environmental regulation and toxic torts, the precautionary principle, and legal issues relating to genetically modified foods.
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