Professor Marchant's research interests include the use of genetic information in environmental regulation, risk and the precautionary principle, legal aspects of personalized medicine, and regulation of emerging technologies such as nanotechnology, neuroscience and biotechnology. He teaches courses in Environmental Law, Law, Science & Technology, Genetics and the Law, Biotechnology: Science, Law and Policy, and Nanotechnology Law & Policy. Professor Marchant has served on two National Research Council committees, has been the principal investigator on several major grants, and has organized numerous academic conferences on law and science issues.
JD, Harvard Law School, 1990
MPP, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 1990
PhD, Genetics, University of British Columbia, 1986
BSc, University of British Columbia, 1980
Marchant, G. E., B. R. Allenby and J. R. Herkert eds. 2011. The Growing Gap between Emerging Technolgoies and Legal-Ethical Oversight: The Pacing Problem. Springer. Dordrecht, Heidelberg, London, New York.