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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