HSP’s Executive Director, Dr. Jason Rao has been published in Molecular Biology of the Cell, Volume 29. This article, entitled ‘A Career in Science Policy and Diplomacy: From Banana Slug to Diplomat’ takes readers through Dr. Rao’s personal, academic and professional journey to harness his passions, make meaningful impacts, and mentor others to do the same. Throughout this article, Dr. Rao candidly reflects on the people and opportunities that have guided his journey, and emphasizes the importance of integrating scientists into government and policy discussions. He encourages early-career scientists to broaden their research aims, to look at challenges from an interdisciplinary perspective, and to be fearless in the pursuit of their goals. This inspiring and encouraging article is what makes Dr. Rao an exceptional educator, thought-leader, and health security trailblazer.
Congratulations, Dr. Rao and thank you for all your efforts!