Science Communications Officer at the Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International (HSUS/HSI)
Con to the question "Should Animals Be Used for Scientific or Commercial Testing?"
"Animal research certainly fails animals, in terms of the distress and suffering caused, and just as importantly, animal research often fails people, too, in terms of the slow, unproductive route to useful treatments. More than 90 percent of drugs that have passed animal trials for safety and efficacy are not successful in treating the human disease for which they are intended...
[S]urely we can all agree that replacement of animals in testing and research is morally, ethically and scientifically the only way forward."
"Science in Transit; The Move Away from Animals in Research," huffingtonpost.co.uk, Dec. 16, 2016
Experts Individuals with PhDs, MDs, heads of government, members of state or federal legislative bodies, and individuals with graduate degrees and significant post-graduate involvement in fields related to animal testing issues. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Science Communications Officer, HSUS/HSI, Aug. 2016-present
Senior Lecturer in Immunology, Aston University, Aug. 2004-Aug. 2016
Writer, Huffington Post
PhD, Biology, Dundee University, 1998
MSc, Experimental and Molecular Pathology, Dundee University