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Dr. Justin Sanchez was named Director of BTO in May 2016, after serving as Acting Deputy Director of BTO since December 2015. The mission of BTO is to develop breakthrough technologies and capabilities for national security. He oversees 10 program managers working in areas of science and technology development including neurotechnology, gene editing, synthetic biology, and outpacing infectious diseases.
Dr. Lori Adornato, a Program Manager in the Biological Technologies Office at DARPA, focuses on the interpretation of organismal behavior and development of bio-inspired materials, as well as platforms and systems for marine sensing applications.
Dr. Nahid Bhadelia, MD, MA is an infectious diseases physician, Assistant Professor at the Boston University School of Medicine and the Medical Director of Special Pathogens Unit (SPU) at Boston Medical Center. Her specialization is in infection control issues related to emerging pathogens and highly communicable infectious diseases. She serves as the Director of Medical Response for maximum containment research at BU’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL), one of two academic biosafety level 4 laboratories in the U.S.
Dr. Paul Sheehan joined the DARPA Biological Technologies Office as a program manager in July 2017. He aims to enable the interconversion of biochemical and electronic information, use nanostructures to control cells and biomolecules, and create new approaches for rapidly developing and manufacturing bioassays.
Dr. Richard Danzig is a Senior Advisor to the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, a consultant to the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), Chair of the Advisory Panel for Idaho National Laboratories’ Innovation Center, and a member of the Toyota Research Institute Advisory Board. He is also a member of the Homeland Security Secretary’s Advisory Council, a Trustee of Reed College and of the RAND Corporation, a Director of the Center for a New American Security and Saffron Hill Ventures, a European investment firm.