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Biden to introduce key members of White House science team Saturday

January 16, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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WILMINGTON, DELAWARE - SEPTEMBER 02: Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks on the coronavirus pandemic during a campaign event September 2, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. Biden spoke on safely reopening schools during the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will introduce key members of their White House science team on Saturday afternoon at an event in Wilmington, Delaware, according to the transition team.

(CNN)President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will introduce key members of their White House science team on Saturday afternoon at an event in Wilmington, Delaware, according to the transition team.

Eric Lander is Biden's nominee for director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy and will serve as a presidential science adviser.

Biden is elevating the role of presidential science adviser to be a member of the Cabinet for the first time.

Biden will introduce Alondra Nelson as the OSTP deputy director for science and society.

Arnold to serve as co-chairs of the President's Council of Advisers on Science and Technology.

Kei Koizumi will be OSTP chief of staff, while Narda Jones will serve as OSTP legislative affairs director.

Lander served as external co-chair of the President's Council of Advisers on Science and Technology during the Obama administration.

He is the president and founding director of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, a non-profit biomedical research institute.

Nelson is the president of the Social Science Research Council and a Harold F.

Mellon Foundation, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Russell Sage Foundation and is on the board of directors of the Teagle Foundation and the Data & Society Research Institute, according to the transition team.

She is the Linus Pauling Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering and Biochemistry and is the director of the Rosen Bioengineering Center at the California Institute of Technology.

Jones served as the senior technology policy adviser and counsel for the Democratic staff of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

Koizumi serves on the Biden-Harris transition team and previously served as senior adviser for science policy at the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

He also worked in the Obama administration as the assistant director for federal research and development and senior adviser to the National Science and Technology Council at OSTP.

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