Academic Associate / Lawyer, Centre of Genomics and Policy, McGill UniversityBiography
Erika Kleiderman is a lawyer and an Academic Associate at the Centre of Genomics and Policy (CGP) at McGill University. She holds a civil law degree (LL.B.) from the Université de Montréal, as well as a B.Sc. in Psychology from McGill University. She was called to the Quebec Bar in 2014. Currently, her research deals with the ethical, legal, and social implications surrounding access to data and genetic information, biobanking, and the regulation of stem cells, regenerative medicine, and new reproductive technologies. Erika is engaged in the stem cell and regenerative medicine community through her involvement with the Stem Cell Network's Trainee Communications and Training & Education Committees, as well as through her coordination role in the pan-Canadian initiative aimed at assessing the adequacy of existing regulatory frameworks and considerations for reframing the Assisted Human Reproduction Act, in light of evolving reproductive technologies. She is also the Coordinator of the Canadian International Data Sharing Initiative (Can-SHARE) and the Access Officer of the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project (CPTP), for which she has been actively involved in the development of controlled data and biosample access documentation and operating procedures. Erika is also interested in the potential applications of gene editing for performance enhancement (gene doping), as well as the implications of gene therapy and enhancement in minors within a sporting context. She is also a member of the McGill University Health Centre Research Ethics Board.