Dr. Jason Boehm
Director of the Program Coordination Office / NIST | Technical Session Speaker
Dr. Jason Boehm
Dr. Boehm is Director of the NIST Program Coordination Office with 16 years of budget, policy, program implementation, and planning experience. In this role Dr. Boehm serves as the primary technical advisor and consultant to the NIST Director and Associate Director for Laboratory Programs carrying out planning and review of NIST R&D programs in areas of strategic importance to the agency and Administration, the development and implementation of strategic programs for the institute with a particular focus on the establishment of public private partnerships to drive innovation. Dr. Boehm represents NIST's interests on boards, committees and inter-agency policy fora.
Prior to joining NIST Dr. Boehm served at the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), Executive Office of the President, where he was responsible for consultation, analysis, and policy development regarding science and technology related to multiple issues of homeland and national security including the development of medical and non-medical countermeasures against WMD, domestic nuclear defense, engineered threats and emerging infectious diseases, and biological and chemical agent decontamination, nuclear defense and detection, international collaborations on homeland security-related S&T, and a number of other issues. Dr. Boehm originally joined OSTP as an AAAS/Nuclear Threat Initiative Fellow in Global Security.
Prior to joining the federal government Dr. Boehm was involved in cancer research at Cornell University, where he led a team of researchers studying the role of the cellular protein tissue transglutaminase in cell survival and tumorigenesis. Dr. Boehm received his Ph.D. in 2000 from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Eppley Institute for Cancer Research, where he studied the role of receptor tyrosine kinase signaling in cell survival.