Center for Arms Control


Dr. Lynn Klotz

Senior Science Fellow

Lynn Klotz is the Senior Science Fellow at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation. He is an expert in many areas of biotechnology and biological-weapons control.

Klotz is a biotechnology consultant, former Harvard faculty member, and former biotechnology executive. He has published several papers on biological- and chemical-weapons issues relating to biotechnology, industry, and the now-abandoned BWC Protocol. He was a recipient of the prestigious Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar grant for teaching excellence while at Harvard and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for The Gene Age.

Recent Publications:

Klotz L.C. (2012) Risk Assessment: The Human Fatality Burden of Gain of Function Flu Research

Klotz L.C. (2012) “Sharpening Our Intuition on Man-made Pandemics,” Bio-Security.

Klotz L.C. and Sylvester E. J. (2012) “The Unacceptable Risks of a Man-made Pandemic,” The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.

Klotz L.C. (2011) US Report in “BioWeapons Monitor 2011,” BioWeapons Prevention Project, 2011, p105-137

Klotz L.C. (2011), “SARS in the City,” GENEWATCH, Volume 24 Issue 2, 2011

Lynn C. Klotz and Edward Sylvester, Breeding Bio Insecurity: How U.S. Biodefense is Exporting Fear, Globalizing Risk, and Making Us All Less Secure. The University of Chicago Press, October 2009

Klotz, L.C. and Pearson, A. (2009) “BARDA’s Budget,” Letter to the Editor, Nature Biotechnology, Volume 27, Number 8, August 2009, p698-699

Klotz L. C. (2008), “Response to Epstein’s Commentary,” Biosecurity and Bioterrorism: Biodefense Strategy, Practice, and Science, Volume 6, Number 1, December 2008

Klotz L. C. (2007), “Casting a Wider Net for Countermeasure R&D Funding Decisions,” Biosecurity and Bioterrorism: Biodefense Strategy, Practice, and Science, Volume 5, Number 4, December 2007

Lynn in the News

Recent Articles by Lynn

Sep 3, 2013

Burdens of Man-made Pandemics: A Risk Assessment & History

Senior Science Fellow, Dr. Lynn Klotz examines the risks associated with mammalian transmission gain-of-function research into influenza viruses, in particular H5N1 and H7N9 Asian bird flu viruses. Dr. Martin Furmanski provides a historical review of outbreaks of Potentially Pandemic Pathogens (PPPs) or similarly transmissible pathogens.

Apr 19, 2010

Huffington Post OpEd: Trust But Verify? Not This Time: For Biological Security, Transparency Is Best Policy

In the end, there is no magic wand that will bring us biosecurity. Every reasonable, cost-effective approach must be employed, from biodefense to international transparency to ethical education of scientists and involvement of the public.

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