Professor O. Carter Snead has been named a Fellow of the Notre Dame Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values.
The Center promotes the advancement of science and technology for the common good by exploring the conceptual, ethical, and policy issues that arise when science and technology intersect.
Professor Snead is a Professor of Law and, beginning in July 2012, the H.P. and W.B. White Director of the University of Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture. His principal area of research is public bioethics and he has also explored issues relating to neuroethics, enhancement, stem cell research, abortion, and end-of-life decision-making.
He is currently the co-principal investigator (along with Reilly Fellow Phillip Sloan) on the University of Notre Dame Adult Stem Cell Initiative, which studies the theological, scientific, philosophical, ethical, and legal aspects of alternative stem cell research.