Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Eric Lander Resigns: Head of Office of Science & Technology Policy at White House

On February 8, 2022, Eric Lander would have been a star presenter at a hearing at House Energy & Commerce about ARPA-H (my blog and links here). Lander is described as Biden's top science advisor. Wikipedia here.

At 9 pm the evening before, stories began running that Lander has resigned in the wake of allegations of abuse and harassment.  

See Politico here.  See Stat here.

Lander holds a PhD in mathematics (1980) but is best known for his work as a geneticist.