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CPG Centre of Genomics and policy

Team Member

Katherine Huerne

Research Assistant

Katherine Huerne (B.Sc., B.A.) is currently a M.Sc. student at McGill University, studying experimental medicine, clinical translation and bioethics. She completed a B.A. at McGill in Philosophy with First-Class Honours and a B.Sc. in Biochemistry on the Dean's Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research List. She has received several awards for her research in biochemistry, such as the Canderel Rising Star Award.  Her philosophy thesis (in the philosophy of science) focused on epistemological, metaphysical and ethical issues of novel molecular technologies and its relation to emerging scientific paradigms in the field of life science. Katherine's Masters thesis looks at demographic equity in clinical trial design in the stem cell and regenerative medicine field. She examines a blend of epistemic and ethical issues in science, taking a feminist or social approach of analysis. At the CGP, she works under the supervision of Prof. Yann Joly.