Laura Specker Sullivan, a specialist in interdisciplinary and cross-cultural ethics, is a research fellow at the Center for Bioethics, Harvard Medical School. From 2015-2017 she was a postdoctoral neuroethics fellow at the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering, University of Washington and the National Core for Neuroethics, University of British Columbia. She received her PhD in philosophy from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2015, after spending two years conducting research on the theory and practice of informed consent in Japan and the U.S. at the Kokoro Research Center, Kyoto University (with support from the Crown Prince Akihito Scholarship Foundation). She is currently the chair of the Neuroethics Affinity Group for the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, a member of the Philosophy and Medicine committee of the American Philosophical Association, and a visiting scholar with the Science for Monks program in India. She has published articles on medical ethics and neuroethics in the American Journal of Bioethics – Neuroscience, Science and Engineering Ethics, Brain-Computer Interfaces, the Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal, Social Science and Medicine, and the Journal of Japanese of Philosophy.