Dr. Michael Imperiale is an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and Professor of Microbiology and Immunology in the Medical School. He also serves as Associate Vice President for Research – Research Policy and Compliance at the University of Michigan. Dr. Imperiale’s research interests focus on the study of DNA tumor viruses. He has served on several National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine committees addressing the issues of responsible conduct of research, dual use life sciences research, and the intersection of science and security, and has published extensively on these topics. Most recently, he chaired a study entitled "Biodefense in the Age of Synthetic Biology." He was as an inaugural member of the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity from 2005-2014, previously served on the Planetary Protection Subcommittee at NASA, and currently serves on the Committee on Science, Technology, and Law at the National Academies.