AAAS News

Philip Rubin to take over Carl Wieman's OSTP role

Monday, July 9, 2012

AAAS member Philip Rubin, senior scientist at Yale's Haskins Laboratories and more recently, Assistant Director for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Science at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), has been named OSTP's Principal Assistant for Science, taking over the duties of Nobel laureate Carl Wieman, who resigned as Associate Director for Science on June 2.

Rubin, a neuroscientist, is best known for his research on articulatory synthesis.

In his role as the White House coordinator on neuroscience research, Rubin has lead an inter-agency working group that will coordinate federal research in brain development, cognition, disease and injury.