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NSF AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellows


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Dr. Brian Leung
AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow
Directorate for Geosciences
Office of the Assistant Director
Class of 2022–2024

Dr. Brian Leung joins the office of the Assistant Director for Geosciences as a fellow working with the Global Change Research program through their inter-agency international working groups and through the Belmont Forum. He earned his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Southern California. During this time, he spent some of his time at the University of Zurich as a visiting scholar to study Immunology. After his doctorate, he spent his postdoctoral training at the University of Science and Technology in Hong Kong to study how a genetic mutation activates the immune system to protect people from Alzheimer’s disease. Leung was recognized as an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Recipient in 2014 and received the Excellence Scholarship (ESKAS) given by the Government of Switzerland. Through his fellowship, Leung hopes to engage more with the international science community to build partnerships and strengthen scientific collaborations across all countries and regions. Leung’s long-term goal is to participate in the Science Diplomatic arena to engage countries to develop and advance science, technology, and innovation policies for the better of society through global cooperation.