Department of Chemical Engineering, Stanford University. Dr. Robertson has conducted research on several products in which there was extensive litigation and in which he served as an expert.

Pamela Ann Rymer, L.L.B., Stanford, is a Circuit Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Pasadena, California. She was appointed in 1989 by President George Bush. Judge Rymer currently serves as the Chair of the AAAS Court-Appointed Scientific Experts Demonstration Project.


Anne-Marie Mazza, Ph.D., Director. Dr. Mazza joined the National Academies in 1995. She has served as Senior Program Officer with both the Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy and the Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable. Between October 1999 and October 2000, she divided her time between the STL Program and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, where she chaired an interagency working group on the government-university research partnership. She received a Ph.D. in Public Policy from George Washington University.

Susie Bachtel, Staff Associate. Ms. Bachtel joined the National Academies in 1998. Previously she was Special Assistant to the Director, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, from 1993 to 1998, and before that was Executive Assistant to the Director of the U.S. Office of Technology Assessment from 1979 to 1993. She received a BA in Social Sciences from Ohio State University.

Kirsten A. Moffatt, Ph.D., Consultant. Dr. Moffatt received her Ph.D. in Experimental Pathology from the University of Colorado Health Science Center. Her thesis work focused on the molecular mechanism(s) through which vitamin D acts to decrease the growth of prostate cancer cells.

Alan Anderson is a consultant writer who has written Academy reports on a variety of topics, including science policy, graduate and postdoctoral education, capitalizing on the results of research, the cyclicality of the semiconductor industry, the “new economy,” women in science and engineering, and the Government Performance and Results Act. He also writes for the Institute for Advanced Study, in Princeton, N.J., and other clients. He has been a science writer for Time magazine and other publications, and holds a master’s degree from the Columbia University School of Journalism and a B.A. in English from Yale University.

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