Stanford University is investigating whether its president, Marc Tessier-Lavigne, played a role in possible misconduct in articles he co-authored before becoming president, the Bay Area News Group reported.
The allegations relate to the authenticity of several images in the newspapers. The charges were first reported in the Stanford student newspaper, The Stanford Daily.
A Stanford spokeswoman said Tessier-Lavigne “was in no way involved in generating or presenting the panels that were questioned” in two of the articles. Of the other two, she said the issues “do not affect the data, results, or interpretation of the articles.”
Tuesday evening, Tessier-Lavigne said he was satisfied with the investigation. “Scientific integrity is of the utmost importance both to the university and to me personally. I support this process and will cooperate fully with it, and appreciate the Board’s oversight.