Nishal Mohan, Ph.D.
Director of the Virtual Biosecurity Center
[email protected], (202) 454-4679

Nishal Mohan joined FAS in December of 2008. He is the director of the Virtual Biosecurity Center and his work focuses on biological weapons control, training and preparedness for WMD attacks, and the responsible use of science and technology.

Nishal has a B.S. in Biology from Hunter College (CUNY) and received his Ph.D in Molecular Biology from Princeton University where he worked on human immune response to adenovirus infection. He has extensive research experience in cell biology and cytoskeletal development in invertebrates.


Cheryl Vos Cheryl Vos
Director of Biology Policy
[email protected], (202) 454-4692

Cheryl Vos is a biology research associate at the Federation of American Scientists (FAS). Vos is a native of Edmonton, Canada and received her B.A. in chemistry and biology from Dordt College in Iowa. She also received her M.S. in biochemistry from Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences in New York City, where her research project was on the biosynthesis of lipids in tuberculosis bacteria. Vos joined the FAS team in February 2007 and works on the Biosecurity Project developing biosecurity education materials for scientists.