David E. Winickoff, JD, MA, is Senior Policy Analyst and Secretary of the Working Party on Bio-, Nano- and Converging Technology at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris. He came to the OECD from a tenured professorship in bioethics and biotechnology policy at University of California, Berkeley, where he directed the Program on Science and Technology Studies. The work he leads at the OECD addresses policies for the responsible development of emerging technologies in areas such as synthetic biology, neurotechnology, gene editing, the bioeconomy, and convergent production technologies such as robotics and cyber-physical systems. He has over fifty publications in academic journals and other outlets. His articles have appeared in Science
, New England Journal of Medicine
, Nature Climate Change
and the Yale Journal of International Law
, among others. Winickoff served as a working group member on a U.K. Royal Academy panel on geoengineering and a National Academies of Science expert study on Gene Drives. He holds degrees from Yale University, Cambridge University, and Harvard Law School and was a fellow for two years at the Harvard Kennedy School. He currently is a visiting professor at Sciences Po University in Paris.