Prabhakar is Biden pick as adviser and science office head
The 63-year-old Prabhakar would succeed Eric Lander, who resigned on 7 February after admitting to bullying his staff and creating a hostile work environment during his nine months in office. Although she will need Senate confirmation to become OSTP director – which could take months – Prabhakar can immediately take the science adviser post.
That would give her a role in addressing several thorny science policy issues, including how best to position the United States to compete with China, implement workable rules for protecting US-funded academic research from theft, and reduce inequality in the research community.
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