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The Biophysical Society Announces Hermes Taylor-Weiner as its 2018-19 Congressional Fellow

June 14, 2018

ROCKVILLE, MD - The Biophysical Society (BPS) has selected Hermes Taylor-Weiner, Ph.D., as its 2018-19 Congressional Fellow. Taylor-Weiner will spend a year working in a Congressional office on legislative and policy areas requiring scientific input. He will also participate in the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)’s Science and Technology Fellowship Program, which includes an orientation on congressional and executive branch operations and a year-long seminar series on issues related to science policy. 

“I have a strong interest in public policy and believe that evidence-based policymaking is important for good governance,” stated Taylor-Weiner in his candidate questionnaire. “As I envision the next stage of my career, I feel I can make the greatest impact in public service.”

Taylor-Weiner received his PhD in Bioengineering from the University of California, San Diego, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. He also served as a Science Policy Fellow while at the University of California, San Diego. 

“We are excited to welcome Hermes to the Biophysics family as he pursues his burgeoning interest in science and public policy,” said Rosalba Kampman, Executive Director, BPS.

In 2015, BPS begun its fellowship program recognizing that public policies are increasingly impacting scientific research and that basic science literacy is increasingly needed to develop effective policies. Through the fellowship, BPS hope to provide a bridge between scientists and policymakers.

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