David Prentice

David Prentice

David A. Prentice is the former Vice President of Scientific Affairs for the Charlotte Lozier Institute.  He is also former Advisory Board Chair and a Founding Member for the Midwest Stem Cell Therapy Center, a comprehensive stem cell center in Kansas.  In 2020, he was appointed by the Secretary of HHS to the federal Human Fetal Tissue Ethics Advisory Board.  Dr. Prentice has almost 50 years’ experience as a scientific researcher and professor, including as senior fellow for life sciences at the Family Research Council; Professor of Life Sciences at Indiana State University; Adjunct Professor of Medical and Molecular Genetics, Indiana University School of Medicine; and Adjunct Professor of Molecular Genetics at the John Paul II Institute, Catholic University of America.

Dr. Prentice is an internationally-recognized expert on stem cell research, cell biology, and bioethics; he has provided scientific lectures and policy briefings in 40 states and 21 countries, including testimony before the U.S. Congress and numerous state legislatures, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the U.S. President’s Council on Bioethics, European Parliament, British Parliament, Canadian Parliament, Australian Parliament, German Bundestag, French Senate, Swedish Parliament, the United Nations, and the Vatican.

He was selected by President George W. Bush’s U.S. President’s Council on Bioethics to write the comprehensive review of adult stem cell research for their publication, “Monitoring Stem Cell Research.” He established Stem Cell Research Facts, an educational website about adult stem cells, and is a founding member of Do No Harm: The Coalition of Americans for Research Ethics, and an advisory board member for the Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity.

Dr. Prentice received his Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Kansas, and was at Los Alamos National Laboratory and the University of Texas Medical School-Houston before joining Indiana State University, where in addition to his research and teaching, he served as Acting Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences and Assistant Chair of Life Sciences. He was recognized with the University’s Caleb Mills Distinguished Teaching Award and Faculty Distinguished Service Award.

He also received the 2007 Walter C. Randall Award in Biomedical Ethics from the American Physiological Society, and was honored in 2018 with selection for the 31st A. Kurt Weiss Lectureship on Biomedical Ethics, Oklahoma University Health Science Center.

Dr. Prentice has reviewed for various professional publications including The Journal of the American Medical Association, and has published numerous scientific and bioethics articles. He has been interviewed in virtually all major media outlets, including CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, CSPAN, Reuters, AP, NPR, USA Today, BBC, The Washington PostThe Los Angeles Times, and The New York Times.


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