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Biography

Edward You is a Supervisory Special Agent in the FBI's Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate, Countermeasures Unit, Bioterrorism Prevention Program. Mr. You is responsible for creating programs and activities to coordinate and improve FBI and interagency efforts to identify, assess, and respond to potential intentional biological threats or incidents. These efforts include expanding FBI outreach to the Biological Sciences community to address biosecurity. Before transferring to the Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate, Mr. You was a member of the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force in Los Angeles for four years.

Mr. You has also been directly involved in policy-making efforts with a focus on biosecurity. He is an ex officio member of the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity; is an active Working Group member of the National Security Council Interagency Policy Committee on Countering Biological Threats; and was an FBI representative on the Executive Order Working Group on Strengthening Laboratory Biosecurity in the United States.

Prior to joining the FBI, Mr. You worked for five years in graduate research on human gene therapy at the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine. He subsequently worked for three years at the biotechnology firm AMGEN Inc. developing cancer therapeutics.

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Safety and Security Concerns: Open Source BioDefense

07.30.10 | 01:05:06 min | 0 comments
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