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Thursday, 30 June 2022 03:57 GMT

Joe Biden names Arati Prabhakar, Indian-American, as his top chief scientist


(MENAFN) Dr. Arati Prabhakar, an Indian-American scientist, was named as Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy by US President Joe Biden on Tuesday, June 21st.

Dr. Prabhakar would be the first woman, immigrant, or person of color to lead OSTP if confirmed by the Senate.

“Dr Prabhakar is a brilliant and highly-respected engineer and applied physicist and will lead the Office of Science and Technology Policy to leverage science, technology, and innovation to expand our possibilities, solve our toughest challenges, and make the impossible possible,” Biden stated.

“I share Dr Prabhakar’s belief that America has the most powerful innovation machine the world has ever seen. As the Senate considers her nomination, I am grateful that Dr Alondra Nelson will continue to lead OSTP and Dr. Francis Collins will continue to serve as my acting Science Advisor,” he added.

She will also be the President's Assistant for Science and Technology if approved. Dr. Prabhakar will be the President's Chief Advisor for Science and Technology, a participant of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, and a member of the President's Cabinet in this role.

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