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David E. Winickoff

David E. Winickoff

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David Winickoff is an Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at the University of California, Berkeley and the Director of the Berkeley Program in STS and Ph.D. Designated Emphasis in STS. He is currently serving as Senior Policy Analyst at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris.

David Winickoff’s research centers on the interaction of science, norms, and political structure in the governance of human health and the environment, with a particular focus on biotechnology and the law. The work draws upon law and Science and Technology Studies (STS) to analyze and address socio-legal problems. He is especially interested in the processes and practices through which rules and rights are constructed, decisions exerted, and power exercised in regulatory domains involving the life sciences, e.g., intellectual property, environmental protection, food safety, human research subject protection, and public health. Through this work, he also aims to make theoretical contributions in the areas of bioethics, globalization, constitutional law, and the science-democracy relationship. He currently has active grants on bioeconomy and geoengineering in global governance.


D.E. Winickoff, “Bioethics and Stem Cell Banking in California,” 21 Berkeley Technology Law Journal 1067-1105 (2006)

D.E. Winickoff, “Governing Stem Cell Research in California and the USA: Towards a Social Infrastructure,” Trend in Biotechnology 24;9: 390-394 (September 2006)

D.E. Winickoff, “Genome and Nation: Iceland’s Health Sector Database and its Legacy,” Innovations 1;2: 80-105 (Spring 2006)

D.E. Winickoff, L. Neumann, “Towards a Social Contract for Genomics: Property and the Public in The ‘Biotrust’ Model,” 1:3 Genomics, Society and Policy 8-21 (December 2005)

D. Winickoff, S. Jasanoff, L. Busch, R. Grove-White, B. Wynne, “Adjudicating the GM Food Wars: Science, Risk, and Democracy in World Trade Law,” 30 Yale Journal of International Law 81-123 (Winter 2005)

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