U.S. President-elect Joe Biden elevates White House Science post to Cabinet level

Eric Lander, a geneticist who helped map the human genome, will head the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).

Eric Steven Lander (born February 3, 1957) is an American mathematician and geneticist. Lander is a professor of biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), a professor of systems biology at Harvard Medical School, a former member of the Whitehead Institute, and the founding director of the Broad Institute. He was co-chair of U.S. President Barack Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. He is a 1987 MacArthur Fellow. He is President-Elect Joe Biden‘s nominee for director of Office of Science and Technology Policy and adviser on science, which Biden has elevated to a cabinet post. (Wikipedia)

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