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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