Dr. Lynn C. Klotz is a former Harvard University faculty member and biotechnology executive. He is currently an independent biotechnology industry consultant.
Dr. Klotz is Senior Science Fellow at the Center for Arms Control and Non Proliferation and a long-time member of the Scientists' Working Group on Chemical and Biological Weapons. He has published several papers on biological and chemical weapons issues relating to biotechnology, industry and Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) compliance and verification issues.
In the late 1990s, he led a three year joint effort between the Working Group and the pharmaceutical industry association, PhRMA, to address BWC verification protocol negotiations so as to alleviate industry concerns. More recently, Dr. Klotz has been the lead developer of a set of free, online ethical educational materials to prepare life scientists to assume greater responsibility for helping to mitigate the risks that come with the dual-use potential of the modern life sciences.
Dr. Klotz was a recipient of the prestigious Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar grant for teaching excellence while at Harvard University. He was also nominated for a Pulitzer Prize by the publisher Charles Scribner's Sons, along with co-author Edward Sylvester, for his 1983 book The Gene Age: Genetic Engineering and the Next Industrial Revolution.