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Plans of Mice and Men: From Bench Science to Science Policy

Dr. Ian Simon reflects on the satisfactions and challenges of a career in science policy, and on the chain of events that moved him from bench science to policy analysis.

Graduating from Yale University with a PhD in microbiology, Dr. Simon has studied international science policy in South Korea and has served as Health and Science Adviser to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and as a Foreign Affairs Officer at the U.S. Department of State. Now a Policy Analyst at the Science and Technology Policy Institute, he provides rigorous and objective analysis of science policy issues for the White House. Sponsored by the Parlee Center for Science and the Common Good.