Duke Law School, Room 3041 5:00 PM
Science in the White House: How science policy gets done in Washington.
White House Assistant Director of Biotechnology, Michael J. Stebbins, PhD, joins us as part of the Science & Society Distinguished Speaker Series. Dr. Stebbins is Assistant Director for Biotechnology at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy where he is responsible for efforts in the life sciences, agriculture, veterans mental health, biotechnology, and open science. He previously served as a science advisor to the Obama Campaign and on the Obama Presidential Transition Team with responsibilities for reviewing the Office of Science and Technology Policy. He is the former Director of Biology Policy for the Federation of American Scientists and President of Scientists and Engineers for America Action Fund. He is a co-founder and served on the Board of Directors for Scientists and Engineers for America. Dr. Stebbins is a former Adjunct Professor of Bioethics at UPenn, has worked as a Legislative Fellow for U.S. Senator Harry Reid and a Public Policy Fellow for the National Human Genome Research Institute. Before coming to Washington, Dr. Stebbins was a Senior Editor at Nature Genetics. He received his B.S. in Biology at SUNY Stony Brook and his Ph.D. in Genetics while working at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.
This event is open to the public and will be followed by a reception. Click here for the event flyer.