Stanford president under investigation for alleged research misconduct

Stanford University President Marc Tessler-Lavigne is reportedly being investigated for alleged research misconduct. Tessler-Lavigne is a neuroscientist known for his work on axon guidance molecules, according to Science. The Stanford Daily – the student paper at the university – broke the news in late November that a journal was reviewing a paper co-authored by Tessler-Lavigne after experts identified “serious problems” in several papers. Stanford initially told the Daily that the errors either did not involve Tessler-Lavigne or did not affect the results presented in the papers, but later announced that it would be conducting an investigation led by the Board of Trustees. The Chronicle reports that at least seven papers with suspect images have been identified, three of which identify Tessier-Lavigne as the senior writer. “I trust that a thorough examination will fully address the concerns that have been raised and will affirm my commitment to the highest standards of scientific integrity,” wrote Tessier-Lavigne in a statement. Chronicle of Higher Ed| Inside Higher Ed| Science| The Stanford Daily Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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