Kaushik Sunder Rajan

Kaushik Sunder Rajan is a life science anthropologist whose research is focused on the global political economy of biomedicine, with a comparative focus on the United States and India. His current research includes studies on global pharmaceutical clinical trials, changes in the pharmaceutical industry and in access to medicines under World Trade Organization-mandated patent regimes, and capacity building for translational research, all with a focus on the United States and India.
Sunder Rajan was honored with a long-term research fellowship from the American Institute for Indian Studies to conduct fieldwork in India on “Experimental Values: Global Clinical Trials in India.” He earned his PhD in History and Social Studies of Science and Technology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2002 and joined the University of Chicago’s Faculty of Anthropology in 2010.

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