Advances in Neuroscience

Key Note September 11, 2009

Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald is a Research Associate Professor in the Division of Biochemistry and Pharmacology of the Department of Oncology and the David Lauler Chair for Catholic Health Care Ethics at the Georgetown University Medical Center. He is a member of the Center for Clinical Bioethics, the Advisory Board for the Center for Infectious Disease (CID), and the Angiogenesis, Invasion, Metastasis Program at the Lombardi Cancer Center. He is also a Jesuit priest.

Dr. FitzGerald’s research efforts have focused on the investigation of abnormal gene regulation in cancer and research on ethical issues in human genetics. Currently, he is working on molecular genetics research and its ethical and social ramifications. He has served as an ethics consultant for the National Society of Genetic Counselors since 1992 and the March of Dimes Research Foundation since 2002. He is a member of the advisory committee to the AAAS Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion Program. Dr. FitzGerald earned doctorates in molecular genetics and in bioethics from Georgetown University and a Master of Divinity degree from the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley.


  • Kevin FitzGerald


  • Friday, September 11, 2009