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Peter Bart Reiner



Peter Bart Reiner is Professor Emeritus of Neuroscience and Neuroethics at the University of British Columbia. Born in Hungary, Peter arrived in the USA as part of the wave of refugees who escaped during the revolution in 1956. He received his BA, VMD, and PhD degrees at the University of Pennsylvania, after which he moved to UBC as a postdoctoral fellow in the storied Kinsmen Laboratory of Neurological Research. He joined the faculty in 1988 and a decade later became full Professor as well as the inaugural holder of the Louise Brown Chair in Neuroscience. and Head of the Graduate Program in Neuroscience. He took leave from the University for six years when he became President and CEO of Active Pass Pharmaceuticals , a biotech company that he founded in order to address the scourge of Alzheimer’s disease. Upon returning to academia, Peter pivoted to neuroethics, co-founding the National Core for Neuroethics in 2007. In this new field he championed the use of applying rigorous empirical methods to neuroethical issues. Peter has testified before the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, the Council of Europe/OECD, and the Special Joint Parliamentary Committee on Medical Assistance in Dying. He remains active in retirement as a member of UBC’s Centre for Artificial Intelligence Decision-making and Action and the Trustworthiness of Machine-Learning-Based Systems Research Cluster.

You can find a list of Peter’s papers on Google Scholar.