Amanda Sanson

 

Professor, ISAT; Program Director, ISAT
sansonag@jmu.edu
Contact Info

Education
  • Ph.D. in Immunology and Molecular Pathogenesis, Emory University
  • B.A. in Cell and Molecular Biology, Dartmouth College
  • B.A. in Religion, Dartmouth College
    • Foreign study in bioethics, University of Edinburg, Scotland
Experience
  • 2006-current Professor in School of Integrated Sciences, James Madison University. Faculty member in both BS-ISAT and BS-Biotechnology programs.
  • 2012-current Program Director, Integrated Science and Technology
  • 2010-2012 Assistant Department Head, Department of Integrated Science and Technology
  • 2004-2006 NIH IRACDA postdoctoral fellow, Emory University School of Medicine; Postdoctoral Instructor, Spelman College
Courses Taught
  • ISAT 113:  Issues in Biotechnology
  • ISAT 350:  Applications of Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • ISAT 351:  Frontiers in Biotechnology
  • ISAT 456:  Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of Biotechnology
  • ISAT 480:  Global Infectious Disease
Scholarly Interests/Research Topics
  • Virology, particularly virus-host interactions in diseases of global importance
  • Virus-cell fusion proteins
  • Bioethics and bioethics education, particularly resource allocation and emerging biotechnologies

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