Jason Delborne is Professor of Science, Policy, and Society and University Faculty Scholar at North Carolina State University. He teaches and conducts research at the intersection of environmental policy, biotechnology, and public engagement. He draws upon the highly interdisciplinary field of science and technology studies to explore how policymakers, stakeholders, and members of the public interface with emerging biotechnologies designed for environmental benefit.
Delborne was twice appointed to expert committees of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM), which published Gene Drives on the Horizon (2016) and Forest Health and Biotechnology (2019). He serves on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Task Force on Synthetic Biology and Biodiversity Conservation, which published Genetic Frontiers for Conservation (2019). Delborne holds a bachelor’s degree in human biology from Stanford University and a doctorate in Environmental Science, Policy, and Management from the University of California, Berkeley.