Lauren Ross, MA, MD, PhD

  • Assistant Professor in the Logic and Philosophy of Science Department at the University of California, Irvine

Lauren Ross received a BS in Nutrition Science from California State Polytechnic and in 2011 she received her MD from the University of California, Irvine. In 2016, she received her MA in Bioethics and her PhD in History and Philosophy of Science. Her MA thesis project is entitled “Stem Cell Development and the Pathway Model: Scientific Puzzles and Bioethical Issues.”  In 2016-2017, is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Philosophy Department at the University of Calgary.  In Fall 2017, she will be an Assistant Professor in the Logic and Philosophy of Science Department at the University of California, Irvine.  Her research focuses on causation and explanation in biology, neuroscience, and medicine.  Some of her recent projects concern bioethical issues and causal reasoning in the context of stem cell biology and criteria of disease causation that are employed in the medical sciences.