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Sebastian Porsdam Mann

Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School’s Center for Bioethics

Sebastian Porsdam Mann is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School’s Center for Bioethics. Having split his childhood years between his native Denmark and Germany, he moved to England for his studies following a year of service in German Military Police. Originally enrolled in the philosophy program at the University of Cambridge, he soon developed an interest in the sciences of the mind, graduating with a degree in philosophy, psychology and neuroscience. This background enabled him to pursue graduate work at the intersection of philosophy and the brain sciences in the emerging field of neuroethics. His current work explores the moral dimensions of modifying and creating lifeforms, human rights, informed consent, medical data sharing, and the role and responsibilities of modern universities. Currently a visiting scholar at the Hastings Center, Sebastian’s future work will be supported by a Carlsberg Foundation Distinguished Postdoctoral Research Fellowship grant.

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