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Dr. James Giordano, a neuroscientist and neuroethicist, was born and raised in New York City. He is Professor of Integrative Physiology in the Department of Biochemistry, is Chief of the Neuroethics Studies Program in the Center for Clinical Bioethics, and is on the faculty of the Graduate Liberal Studies Program at Georgetown University, Washington, DC, USA. He is C.L. Clark Fellow in Neurosciences and Ethics at the Human Science Center of Ludwig-Maximilians Universität, Munich, Germany, and was 2011-2012 JW Fulbright Foundation Professor of Neuroscience, Neurotechnology, and Ethics on the medical faculty of Ludwig-Maximilians Universität, Munich, Germany. As well, Dr. Giordano is 2012-2014 William H. and Ruth Crane Schaefer Distinguished Visiting Professor of Neuroethics at Gallaudet University, Washington, DC, and is a Senior Fellow of the Board of Regents of the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, Arlington, VA, USA.
His ongoing research addresses the molecular and behavioral neuroscience of pain and analgesia, the neurophilosophy of pain and mind, the neuroethics of pain research and treatment, and the ethical issues arising in and from advancements in science and biotechnology. Prof. Giordano's books include "Neurotechnology: Premises, Potential and Problems" (CRC Press); "Scientific and Philosophical Perspectives in Neuroethics" (with Bert Gordijn; Cambridge University Press); "Maldynia: Multi-disciplinary Perspectives on the Illness of Chronic Pain" (Taylor-Francis/Informa), "Pain Medicine: Philosophy, Ethics, and Policy" (with Mark Boswell, Linton Atlantic Books), and "Pain: Mind, Meaning, and Medicine" (PPM Books) - soon to be released in its second, revised edition by Catsworth Press.
He and his wife Sherry, an artist, editor, and naturalist, divide their time between Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, USA and the Bavarian town of Bad Tölz, south of Munich, Germany.