Developing Leadership in Biotechnology and Security

Several LEAP Alumni Fellows have gone on to be selected as Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity Initiative (ELBI) fellows: Patrick Boyle, Nathan Hillson, Dan Grushkin and Anne Cheever. ELBI, a program run by the UPMC Center for Health Security and sponsored by the Open Philanthropy Foundation, competitively selects a yearly class of emerging leaders in biosecurity working across organizations in the US, UK, and Canada. The LEAP Fellows have become important bridges between biotechnology and security communities. The InterAcademy Partnership, a global network of Science Academies, also featured LEAP as an exemplary program in their 2015 report on advances in science and technology relevant to the biological weapons convention