Episode 12 of the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology’s science policy podcast, “Pipettes and Politics,” is now available.
In this episode, ASBMB Public Affairs Director Benjamin Corb talks with Rush Holt, chief executive officer at the American Association for the Advancement of Science, about scientists running for office. Holt describes his time as a former congressional representative and how his scientific training affected his experience in Congress. Corb also provides an update on the recent appointment of Kelvin Droegemeier to direct the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy; the release of the OSTP’s research and development priorities for fiscal year 2020; the current status of FY19 funding bills for the National Institutes of Health and other federal science agencies; and a recent letter sent by U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Rep. Rosa DeLauro, R-Conn., directing the NIH to respond to sexual harassment in the sciences. Listen to this episode on Soundcloud, iTunes or Stitcher.