Eric Lander (Yuri Gripas/Abaca/Sipa USA/Sipa via AP Images)

On the heels of ex­posé re­veal­ing 'de­mean­ing' con­duct, Er­ic Lan­der re­signs from White House­'s top sci­ence perch

Er­ic Lan­der — the renowned but con­tro­ver­sial ge­neti­cist whom Pres­i­dent Biden tapped to bring sci­ence to his ad­min­is­tra­tion’s fore­front — has re­signed as di­rec­tor of the White House’s Of­fice of Sci­ence and Tech­nol­o­gy Pol­i­cy fol­low­ing the pub­li­ca­tion of an in­ves­ti­ga­tion that re­vealed he had de­meaned and dis­re­spect­ed sub­or­di­nates, there­by vi­o­lat­ing work­place poli­cies.

The first top sci­ence ad­vi­sor to be el­e­vat­ed to Cab­i­net lev­el, Lan­der has been in­volved in mul­ti­ple ar­eas in­clud­ing cli­mate sci­ence, en­er­gy re­search, pan­dem­ic re­sponse and, most re­cent­ly, the Can­cer Moon­shot.

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