Professor Josh Leonard testifies on "21st Century Biology" before the House Subcommittee on Research and Science Education

July 13 , 2010

McCormick professor Josh Leonard testifies before a House SubcommitteeOn June 29, Professor Josh Leonard joined a distinguished group of scientists to testify before the House Committee on Science and Technology's Subcommittee on Research and Science Education in Washington, D.C. Intended to shed light on the interdisciplinary research sometimes termed "new biology," the hearing addressed the current state of biological research and its potential to address fundamental grand challenge problems related to energy, the environment, biomaterials, and agriculture.

To learn more about Professor Leonard's contribution to the hearing, attend the upcoming seminar Shaping Public Policy and Opinion Through Science, or see the following resources:

U.S. House of Representatives Hearing on 21st Century Biology

Chairman Lipinksi's opening statement

Proessor Leonard's written testimony

Webcast of Hearing on 21st Century Biology [.wvx file - Windows Media Format]

McCormick News Article: Josh Leonard Testifies About Synthetic Biology

above right: Members of the witness panel: Dr. Keith Yamamoto, Dr. James Collins, Dr. Reinhard Laubenbacher, Dr. Joshua Leonard, Dr. Karl Sanford (Photo: House Subcommittee on Research & Science Education)