Student Fellow Alumna
Dorothy Du’s interests in genetic engineering, biomedical devices, and pharmaceutical regulation were the focus of her research while a Student Fellow. She graduated from Cornell University where she majored in Biology and Society, with a focus on genetics and society. Her research has focused on the globalization of clinical trials, the changing role of Traditional Chinese Medicine in modern China, and patent disputes between traditional societies and pharmaceutical companies. Her writing project for the fellowship focused on the shortcomings of the U.S. regulatory framework for genetically modified crops, and evaluated various proposals for resolving regulatory deficiencies, seeking a solution that effectively balances the goals of fostering biotechnology and protecting human and environmental health and safety. A modified version of Dorothy’s paper was recently accepted for publication by Harvard Law’s Journal of Law and Technology (JOLT).