2021 INS Annual Meeting
Online Conference
November 4-5

Building Strong Mentor–Mentee Relationships

Thursday, November 4, 2021
4:30p EDT / 20:30 UTC


  • Sara Goering, University of Washington
  • Judy Illes, Neuroethics Canada
  • Roland Nadler, University of British Columbia
  • Moderator: Tim Brown, University of Washington



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Sara Goering

Professor of Philosophy
University of Washington

Sara Goering is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Washington, Seattle, with affiliations in the Program on Ethics, Disability Studies, and Bioethics & Humanities. With Eran Klein, she leads the UW neuroethics research group at the Center for Neurotechnology. Their NIH RF1 grant explores issues of agency in relation to neural devices, and involves conceptual/philosophical work as well as qualitative interview work with neural device users.

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Judy Illes

Neuroethics Canada
University of British Columbia

Dr. Judy Illes is Professor of Neurology and Director of Neuroethics Canada at the University of British Columbia. As a pioneer of neuroethics, her research centers on the intersection between neurosciences and biomedical ethics. Among her many leadership roles, she is the co-lead of the Canadian Brain Research Strategy and the Pan Canadian Neurotechnology Ethics Consortium.

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Roland Nadler

University of British Columbia

Roland Nadler is a PhD candidate at the University of British Columbia’s Peter A. Allard School of Law, and previously taught courses including Law and Neuroscience at the University of Ottawa. Trained in philosophy and neuroethics, Roland served as a Fellow with the Stanford Center for Law and the Biosciences after earning a JD at Stanford Law School.


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Tim Brown

University of Washington

Dr. Tim Brown is an Assistant Professor of Bioethics & Humanities at the University of Washington’s School of Medicine and a founding member of the Neuroethics Thrust within UW’s Center for Neurotechnology (CNT). His work explores the moral and interpersonal impact of machine-learning-driven brain–computer interfaces. His most recent investigations concern the potential for neural engineering and neuroscientific research to harm marginalized communities.