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Public Science & Policy Talk by Dr. Jo Handelsman: Microbiomes: From the White House to the Lab
December 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Kamieniecki Lecture Series Presents: Microbiomes: From the White House to the Lab
Dr. Jo Handelsman presents a talk about her journey in science.
Dr. Jo Handelsman is the Director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a Vilas Research Professor, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor. She previously served as a science advisor to President Barack Obama as the Associate Director for Science at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) where she served for three years until January 2017, and was on the faculty at the University of Wisconsin and Yale University before that. She is also widely recognized for her contributions to science education and diversity in science. Notably, she received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring from President Obama in 2011, and in 2012, Nature named her one of “ten people who mattered this year” for her research on gender bias in science.
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