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White House Office of Science and Technology Policy: Eric Lander

Eric Lander has resigned from his post as President Biden's science advisor and as director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, effective Feb. 18. His resignation follows an investigation that found his behavior towards staff members to be disrespectful and abusive. He is a professor of biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a professor of systems biology at Harvard Medical School, and a founding director of the Broad Institute. Lander was nominated as science advisor to the president in January 2021 and confirmed by the Senate in May of that year. He was supposed to play an important role in the renewal of the Cancer Moonshot, among other programs.