Pilar Ossorio

Pilar Ossorio is Professor of Law and Bioethics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 2011 she became the inaugural Ethics Scholar-in-Residence at the Morgridge Institute for Research, the private, nonprofit research institute that is part of the Wisconsin Institutes of Discovery. Dr. Ossorio received her Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology in 1990 from Stanford University, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in cell biology at Yale University School of Medicine. She received her JD from the University of California at Berkeley School of Law in 1997. Dr. Ossorio’s research interests revolve around research ethics and the protection of research participants, including: governance of large bioscience projects; data sharing in scientific research; the use of race in biomedical and social science research; ethical and regulatory issues in human subjects research; and the regulation and ethics of online research. She is also quite interested in novel ethical, regulatory, and policy issues raised by research aimed at moving scientific and engineering findings from the laboratory to the product development and medical/therapeutic applications (translational research).