Science Policy Committee (SPC)

Committee Purpose

The Science Policy Committee (SPC) is charged with monitoring and advising FASEB’s President and Board of Directors on public policy topics, federal initiatives, and emerging issues of importance to the Federation and its member societies. The SPC reports to the FASEB Board of Directors.

SPC Committee Charter

Committee Objectives

  • Develop position statements on policy issues of interest to the Federation.
  • Oversee and provide guidance on the efforts of topical subcommittees.
  • Provide input on projects and activities to demonstrate the benefits of biological and biomedical research to abroad range of audiences.
  • Coordinate consensus efforts (e.g., workshops, policy analysis, multi-organizational partnerships, etc.) pertaining to core policy priorities.
  • Identify emerging policy areas of interest to the Federation and recommend strategies for FASEB engagement.

Volunteer Position Descriptions/Responsibilities

Vice President for Science Policy
Vice President-Elect for Science Policy
Member, Science Policy Committee
Early Career/Trainee Representative

2021/2022 Science Policy Committee Roster


Vice President for Science Policy
Mary-Ann Bjornsti, PhD

Vice President-Elect for Science Policy
Beth A. Garvy, PhD

Immediate Past Vice President for Science Policy
Kevin C. Kregel, PhD

Early Career Representatives
Habiba Chirchir, PhD
Nele Haelterman, PhD
Morgan E. Preziosi, PhD

Member Society Representatives
H. Joseph Yost, PhD (AAA)
Lisa Borghesi, PhD (AAI)
Andrew Chitty (ABRF)
Calvin Cole, PhD (ACSM)
Viranuj Sueblingvong, MD (AFMR)
Kevin Perrott, PhD (AGE)
Betsy A. Bove, PhD (AMP)
Mark DiStefano, PhD (APEPS)
Laura McCabe, PhD (APS)
Anita H. Corbett, PhD (ASBMB)
Patricia Ducy, PhD (ASBMR)
Melanie J. Scott, MD, PhD (ASIP)
Bernadette P. Marriott, PhD (ASN)
Nina Isoherranen, PhD (ASPET)
Poorni R. Iyer, PhD (BDRP)
William K. Kaufmann, PhD (EMGS)
Benson T. Akingbemi, DVM, PhD (ES)
A. Sally Davis, DVM, PhD (HCS)
Olivia George, PhD (SDB)
Michael J. Friedlander, PhD (SEBM)
Hudson H. Freeze, PhD (SfG)
Carola Neumann, PhD (SfRBM)
Robert A. Clark, MD (SLB)
Carmen J. Williams, PhD (SSR)
Karin Rodland, PhD (US HUPO)


Frank Krause, Federation Secretary (Executive Director/CEO)
Jennifer Zeitzer, Director of Public Affairs
Yvette Seger, PhD, Director of Science Policy
Naomi Charalambakis, Associate Director of Science Policy (Staff Liaison)