Morgan Boname, M.S.
Morgan Boname, M.S., is a Program Officer on the National Academies Board on Health Sciences Policy, where she has served as a staff officer for the Forum on Drug Discovery, Development, and Translation since 2015. Morgan previously worked on the National Academies’ consensus study on Mitochondrial Replacement Techniques: Ethical, Social, and Policy Issues. Morgan received her M.S., summa cum laude, in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the University of Louisville in 2014. Her thesis work focused on elucidating drug targets in lipid metabolic pathways for development of cancer therapeutics. Prior to her graduate studies, she worked as a paralegal in clinical technology transfer law and interned in pharmaceutical patent law. Morgan received her B.S., magna cum laude, in Biology from the University of Georgia in 2010, where her honors thesis focused on the effect of high-fructose diets on reward circuits in the brain. Outside of the National Academies, Morgan volunteers at the Community for Creative Non-Violence as a job counselor and in her free time enjoys cooking, amateur photography, cycling, traveling, yoga, and book club.