Tech Assistant Professor Selected as Panelist for Congressional Research Briefing

Benefits of Federal Research Highlighted

Georgia Tech Chemistry and Biochemistry Assistant Professor Raquel Lieberman will participate in a Washington, D.C., briefing hosted by Research!America, the American Chemical Society and a number of Congressional leaders. The purpose of the briefing is to highlight the societal benefits of federal research and the challenges and opportunities early-career investigators face in establishing a foothold in the scientific profession.

Raquel Lieberman Parcipates in Research!America Briefing
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Georgia Tech Chemistry and Biochemistry Assistant Professor Raquel Lieberman participated in a Washington, D.C., briefing hosted by Research!America, the American Chemical Society and a number of Congressional leaders. The purspose of the briefing was to highlight the societal benefits of federal research and the challenges and opportunities early-career investigators face in establishing a foothold in the scientific profession.

Lieberman, one of four panelists participating in the briefing, will focus her remarks on the research interests of her lab, the value of that research and why Congress should care.

“I also plan to discuss those who do research, like students and postdocs, and how all of this activity helps inform my in-class teaching, along with working towards our nation's goals of having an educated, skilled workforce,” Lieberman said.

Lieberman, one of two early-stage investigators on the panel, was selected to participate in the October 7 briefing after being named a Pew Scholar in Biomedical Sciences. She will be joined by panelists from Boston University, John Hopkins University and the Geoffrey Beene Gives Back Alzheimer’s Initiative.