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January 15, 2021

Chairwoman Johnson Congratulates President-elect on Assembly of Diverse and Distinguished Science Team

(Washington, DC) – Today, President-elect Joe Biden announced his selection of Dr. Eric Lander as Presidential Science Advisor-designate and as nominee for Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), a position the President-elect is elevating to Cabinet-level. 

Additionally, he announced the following individuals will join his science team:

  • Dr. Alondra Nelson, OSTP Deputy Director for Science and Society
  • Dr. Frances H. Arnold and Dr. Maria Zuber, Co-Chairs of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) 
  • Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health
  • Kei Koizumi, OSTP Chief of Staff 
  • Narda Jones, OSTP Legislative Affairs Director

Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) made the following statement.

 “I would like to congratulate President-elect Biden on assembling such an impressive team to advance his science and technology policy. I would also like to applaud his decision to elevate the position of OSTP Director to be included in his Cabinet. I am thrilled to turn the page to a new era in which we can be confident that, once again, science, facts, and data are at the forefront of decision making at all levels across our government.”