- Fellow in Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications of Genetics and Genomics
- University of California, Santa Cruz, PhD, Sociology
- University of California, Santa Cruz, MA, Sociology
- Ursinus College, BA, Anthropology & Sociology, Spanish, Art
Andy Murray is a sociologist and scholar of science and technology studies who focuses on the relationships between emerging biotechnologies, ethics, and social justice. He received his PhD in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he also completed a designated emphasis in Anthropology and a certificate in Science & Justice. His dissertation used an ethnographic approach to analyze a social justice-oriented project to develop an open-source protocol for synthetic insulin production. Prior to joining the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Andy served as a postdoctoral fellow with the Global Observatory for Genome Editing at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Program on Science, Technology, and Society. While at Penn, he plans to pursue research on intellectual property and the licensing of genome editing technologies as they relate to questions of access and ethical development.