Fellow, The Council on Strategic Risks
Lillian Parr is a Research Fellow at the Council on Strategic Risks (CSR), where she works on a range of biosecurity issues. Her research interests include zoonotic disease spillover prevention, pathogen early warning systems, and pathways for regulating dual-use life sciences research. Lillian graduated from William & Mary with a degree in biology and a minor in applied mathematics. As a part of the William & Mary iGEM team, Lillian conducted research on temporal signaling dynamics in synthetic biological systems. She continued her synthetic biology work through a fellowship at Caltech, where she focused on engineering conjugative plasmids. At William & Mary, Lillian was Chief Copy Editor of the school newspaper and graduated summa cum laude as a James Monroe Scholar.