Manager, Bioeconomy Policy
Nazish Jeffery
she/her
Science Policy,
Science Communication

Dr. Nazish Jeffery is a Bioeconomy Policy Manager with the Federation of American Scientists focused on developing tools in order to advance US biotech and measure the US bioeconomy. Prior to joining FAS, Nazish was a process development scientist in the biotech industry in Boston, MA.

Nazish graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine with her PhD in biochemistry and molecular Biology. During her time in graduate school, Nazish founded the Science Policy Initiative to promote science policy at the graduate level. In addition, she has previously volunteered with FAS to promote STEM funding and has also interned at the American Institute of Biological Sciences working specifically on how to improve and advance the US bioeconomy. Nazish has extensive experience in communicating science to a variety of stakeholders, and developing recommendations to advance the US STEM initiative.

publications
Science Policy
Blog
The Importance of Standards for the U.S. Bioeconomy & National Security: A Conversation with Congressman Jake Auchincloss

We sat down with Congressman Jake Auchincloss to get a better understanding of how Congress and the Select Committee on the CCP view the need for standards for the bioeconomy.

05.16.24 | 6 min read
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Science Policy
Issue Brief
The U.S. Bioeconomy needs biomass, but what is it and how do we use it?

In the quest for sustainable energy and materials, biomass emerges as a key player, bridging the gap between the energy sector and the burgeoning U.S. and regional bioeconomies.

04.17.24 | 7 min read
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Science Policy
Blog
Bold Goals Require Bold Funding Levels. The FY25 Requests for the U.S. Bioeconomy Fall Short

Multiple bioeconomy-related programs were authorized through the bipartisan CHIPS & Science legislation but have yet to receive anywhere near their funding targets.

04.10.24 | 5 min read
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Science Policy
Blog
The U.S. Bioeconomy is Not Yet Sustainable. Here’s What Needs to Change.

While the U.S. government grapples with the definition of the bioeconomy and what sectors it does and does not contain, another definitional issue needs to be addressed: What does sustainability mean in a bioeconomy?

02.12.24 | 7 min read
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Science Policy
Blog
Implementing the Bioeconomy Executive Order: Lessons Learned and Future Considerations

We’ve created a living table to track progress on the Bioeconomy EO, enhance accountability, and follow the state of the U.S. bio economy as it evolves.

01.22.24 | 5 min read
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Science Policy
day one project
Policy Memo
Bio x AI: Policy Recommendations for a New Frontier

The landscape of biosecurity risks related to AI is complex and rapidly changing, and understanding the range of issues requires diverse perspectives and expertise. Here are five promising ideas that match the diversity of challenges that AI poses in the life sciences.

12.12.23 | 32 min read
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Science Policy
Blog
Wins, Gaps, & Looking Forward in the U.S. Bioeconomy

September should be bioeconomy month. To celebrate, we took our experts to the Hill to share their research and recommendations with Congress.

10.04.23 | 4 min read
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Science Policy
Blog
“The US needs to lean into an old strength”: Maintaining Progress and Growing US Biomanufacturing

We sat down with MicroByre CEO Dr. Sarah Richardson to talk about biomanufacturing, corn sugar’s pitfalls, and more.

08.28.23 | 12 min read
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Science Policy
Blog
Governance of AI in Bio: Harnessing the Benefits While Reducing the Risks

To develop an overarching framework that includes addressing bio-related risks, Congress, federal agencies, and non-governmental AI stakeholders must work together.

08.08.23 | 4 min read
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Blog
What’s Next for the U.S. Bioeconomy? Defining It.

For the U.S. bioeconomy to prosper and boom, the U.S. needs to land on a single, working definition of the bioeconomy while considering the role of sustainability in order to be competitive at the global scale.

06.22.23 | 9 min read
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Science Policy
Blog
Three Insights From the Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference

Here are industry leaders’ top three takeaways from this year’s Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference.

04.04.23 | 4 min read
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Science Policy
Blog
A Loud Woman is a Strong Woman in Science Policy

Who do we celebrate when celebrating women’s history? 

03.30.23 | 4 min read
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