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Derek Braverman, BA

Derek Braverman, BA

Derek Braverman is a second-year pre-doctoral fellow in the Department of Bioethics. He graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts in 2015 as a double major in molecular, cellular, and developmental biology and in philosophy. Derek worked as a research assistant in several laboratories, investigating topics such as diagnostic techniques for epilepsy and the bioactivity of Amazonian fungi, before completing his research thesis on the composition of the mood-regulatory circuitry of the amygdala. In philosophy, he concentrated on both ethics and experimental philosophy; dovetailing these foci, Derek's philosophy thesis employed recent studies in experimental philosophy to challenge the notion of a substantive divide between how people conceive of moral norms as opposed to conventional norms. His interest in bioethics lies in clinical ethics, and in particular the relationship between patients and health care providers. Derek looks forward to beginning medical school next year.

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