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Nov. 11, 2020 | News

NMDC Champion at the National Science Policy Symposium

NMDC Champion Dr. Jenny Bratburd presents at the National Science Policy Symposium

Dr. Jenny Bratburd received her Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where her research focused on human gut microbiota interactions with pathogens. As a NMDC Champion, she is an advocate of FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable) microbiome data, and believes a resource like the NMDC would have been valuable for her research: “Through my Ph.D., studying the microbiome, I’m definitely very excited about this and learning more about how to make my data more shareable …”.

Jenny is currently a science policy fellow in the inaugural class of Missouri Science and Technology Policy Fellows (MOST), and presents a flash talk featuring the NMDC at the 2020 National Science Policy Symposium (November 13-14, 2020). Making data more open requires working collaboratively with various stakeholders to implement policies, but access to data, such as microbiome data, also has potential to inform science policy.

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