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Biden Taps Prabhakar for Science Post, Eyeing Health Leaps

  • Ex-DARPA official nominated to lead White House OSTP
  • She would be first woman of color in science adviser role
Arati Prabhakar

Arati Prabhakar

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President Joe Biden selected a former Defense Department innovation official, Arati Prabhakar, to serve as the next White House science adviser as his administration undertakes an effort to accelerate biomedical research.

She will replace Eric Lander, who resigned in February following reports he mistreated his staff.