Natalie Kofler is a trained molecular biologist who now works at the intersection of science and society.
Natalie Kofler is a trained molecular biologist who now works at the intersection of science and society. Her work is fueled by a desire to transform scientific culture and make science more representative of the communities it’s meant to serve. She leads curriculum development and is a strategic advisor for the Scientific Citizenship Initiative at Harvard Medical School and is a visiting fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University. She is also the founding director of Editing Nature - a global initiative to steer responsible development and deployment of genetic technologies.
Natalie is a leading voice in technology justice and governance. Her work has been featured by The New York Times, The Boston Globe, CBC, CNN, Science, Nature, NPR, and National Geographic. She served as a resident scholar in sustainability at the University of Illinois and a visiting scholar at The Hastings Center. She teaches Environmental Ethics and Justice at the Center for Biomedical Ethics at Harvard Medical School. She received her PhD in cellular, molecular, and medical biosciences and MS in human nutrition and metabolic studies from Columbia University and her BS in human anatomy and cell biology from McGill University.