Pei Koay, Ph.D.


Post Doctoral Fellow, CGREAL


Social, political, and cultural dynamics relevant to moving genomics into clinical spaces

Genomics and public health

Regulatory and policy issues emerging with some of the genomic innovations



Dr. Pei Koay began her post doctoral fellowship at CGREAL is 2011. 

Her current research interests and work examine and explore: changes for medicine, public health, and life sciences as they coalesce under the umbrella term of 'personalized  genomic medicine'  (PGM); social and political aspects of race, gender, and the life sciences; the production of expertise and authority in biosciences  and biomedical sciences; historical, social, and political aspects of nature-nurture debates; 'biocitizenship'  and biopolitics.


Previously, she was the program manager for the Biotechnology History & Policy program at the Center for Contemporary  History & Policy in the Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) in Philadelphia.  She holds a BA from the Eugene Lang College of the New School for Social Research and an MA from the University of Toronto.  She received a Ph.D. in Science & Technology Studies (STS}, from the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies (CIS), at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.  Her dissertation was titled, "Representing Human Population Database Projects: efforts in virtually designing and siting biomedical ventures."


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