in Professor Norman Davidson’s laboratory. Prior to joining MIT, he was senior scientist at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.

Dr. Sharp is co-founder of Biogen, Inc., 1978, chairman of the Scientific Board (to 2002) and member of the board of directors. He is also co-founder of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (2002), where he serves as chairman of the Scientific Board and as a member of the company’s board of directors.


MARGARET A. BERGER is widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading authorities on scientific evidentiary issues, in particular DNA evidence, and is a frequent lecturer across the country on these topics. She is a recipient of the Francis Rawle Award for outstanding contributions to the field of postadmission legal education by the American Law Institute/American Bar Association for her role in developing new approaches to judicial treatment of scientific evidence and in educating the legal and science communities about ways to implement these approaches. Professor Berger serves as a member of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Science, Technology, and Law. She recently completed her service as a member of the National Commission on the Future of DNA Evidence in which she served as the reporter for the Working Group on Post-Conviction Issues. She has been called on as a consultant to the Carnegie Commission on Science, Technology, and Government, and has served as the Reporter to the Advisory Committee on the Federal Rules of Evidence. She is the author of numerous amicus briefs, including the brief written for the Carnegie Commission on the admissibility of scientific evidence in the landmark case of Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc. She has also contributed a chapter on “The Supreme Court’s Trilogy on the Admissibility of Expert Testimony” to the Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence (2nd ed. 2000). Her textbook, Evidence: Cases and Materials (9th ed. 1997) (with Weinstein, Mansfield, and Abrams), is the leading evidence casebook. Professor Berger has been a member of the faculty of Brooklyn Law School in New York since 1973, and holds the Suzanne J. and Norman Miles Chair.


NORMAN M. BRADBURN, the Tiffany and Margaret Blake Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of the University of Chicago, serves on the faculties of the Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies, the Department of Psychology, the Graduate School of Business, and the college. He is a former provost of the university (1984–1989), chairman of the Department of Behavioral Sciences (1973–1979), and associate dean of the Division of the Social Sciences (1971–1973). From 2000 to 2004 he was the assistant director for social, behavioral and economic sciences at the National Science Foundation. Bradburn is currently a senior fellow at the National Opinion Research Center (NORC). Associated with NORC since 1961, he has been director of NORC and president of its board of trustees.

A social psychologist, Bradburn has been at the forefront in developing



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