Harvard Braniacs Go To Washington

You probably know that Eric Holdren of Harvard's Kennedy School has been picked to be Barack Obama's top science advisor. Today Obama named a few more members of his "science and technology team," and guess what smarty-pants campus they all have some connection to?

Jane Lubchenco, nominee to head the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, got her PhD in marine ecology from Harvard. Eric Lander, who will co-chair the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), is founding director of the Broad Institute and teaches systems biology at Harvard (and has long taught at MIT as well). Harold Varmus, another PCAST co-chair, got his masters degree in English from Harvard (after graduating from Amherst College).

On another note, we have another appointee who went to a gals-only college in Massachusetts: SBA administrator-designate Karen Gordon Mills, Radcliffe '75.

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