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Facing the Challenges of Transhumanism: Religion, Science, Technology

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Michael J. Mobley

Professor of Law,
Executive Director of the Center for the Study of Law, Science & Technology, Arizona State University


Michael J. Mobley is the Associate Director for Arizona Biodesign Institute, (AZBio), at Arizona State University. The Institute is the centerpiece in ASU’s effort to advance research in the biosciences and biomedicine in Arizona. In this capacity, Dr. Mobley is responsible for the formation of this new institute as part of a new research complex at the ASU Main campus. He also serves as the first point of contact between the AZBio and potential institutional and industrial partners. For the past year, Mobley has also served as President of the Aslan Society, an interdenominational fellowship for Christian faculty and staff at ASU. Mobley comes to ASU with 21 years of Industrial Research and Development experience in the US and Europe. For 9 years Mobley held a senior position as Director of R&D at the Procter & Gamble Company in their Health Care and Skin Beauty Care Divisions. While at P&G, Mobley played a key role in bringing many health care innovations to the market. A technical innovator, Mobley maintains a broad interest in science and technology and its applications and has a keen interest in the interface between science and faith. Mobley holds a B.S. in Chemistry from Arizona State University, an M.S. in Chemical Physics from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, and a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Arizona State University.