Ramya Rajagopalan

Ramya Rajagopalan is a sociologist of science, technology and medicine with interdisciplinary training in both the social and biological sciences. Her work examines social, cultural, ethical and policy issues emerging out of developments in the contemporary life sciences, with a current focus in three areas: debates around the use of race in studies of human genetic variation research; clinical and regulatory practices governing the rise of personalized medicine in health care; and innovation and cross-disciplinary collaboration in life sciences research and the dynamics of public-private institutional partnerships. She is currently a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Postdoctoral Fellow in Ethics at the Morgridge Institute for Research. She holds a PhD in Molecular Biology and Genetics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.