Sruthi Katakam is a Scoville Peace Fellow working on bio-innovation priorities and pandemic preparedness policy. Sruthi previously researched gaps in U.S. biodefense strategy as a Fall 2020 Girl Security Scholar, and received Special Recognition for her culminating paper from the Janne Nolan Prize for Best New Article on National Security/International Affairs. She has also interned at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Security, the Nuclear Threat Initiative, and the Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a BS in Molecular & Cellular Biology in 2022.
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