Stanford University President Resigns Over Research Concerns

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stanford University President Marc Tessier-Lavigne says he will resign following concerns about the integrity of his research.

He says in a letter to staff and students Wednesday that he will step down Aug. 31.

It comes after the board of trustees launched a review in December following allegations of misconduct around papers he co-authored.

He says he “never submitted a scientific paper without firmly believing that the data were correct and accurately presented.”

But he says he should have been more diligent in seeking corrections regarding his work.

Tessier-Lavigne says he’s stepping down because he expects continued debate about his ability to lead the university.

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