The Scientist: Sara Brenner discusses why she took a break from academia to join the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy, and what she hopes to accomplish there
One of my major roles . . . is being able to respond to different questions and issues that come across OSTP [in my areas of expertise]. . . . One of the other main roles that I serve is in helping to coordinate federal agency efforts around life science and biomedical science. That’s primarily done through the NSTC, the National Science and Technology Counsel. Through the NSTC we interact with, and I interact specifically, with a lot of the life science agencies, and basic science agencies like NSF.