Saturday, December 20, 2008

Lander to advise Obama

Obama has named Eric Lander and Harold Varmus as Co-Chairs of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. Both are incredibly distinguished scientists, and even better, both do biology. I served as a teaching assistant for the intro biology class Lander teaches at MIT (he's a really good teacher). Lander has also oggled my wife on numerous occasions, although there's a lot of evidence to suggest she is not alone in this honor.

Seriously though, these are two really good people to have the president's (large) ear.