Dylan George, Ph.D. (@dylanbgeorge) is a Vice President, Technical Staff at In-Q-Tel (IQT). Dr. George supports technical evaluations of life science and healthcare deals, drives strategic science and technical vision to strengthen capacity within the United States to counter biological threats from infectious disease epidemics whether natural, accidental, or intentional.
Prior to joining IQT, Dr. George served Dr. John Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), as Senior Policy Advisor for Biological Threat Defense. Among other responsibilities at OSTP, Dr. George provided technical expertise and interagency coordination supporting the response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. From 2013-2014, Dr. George worked in the Department of Health and Human Services within the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority where he led a team that developed analytical approaches to assess risks from emerging infectious diseases and other mass casualty events. From 2009-2013, Dr. George worked within the Department of Defense on anticipating and assessing infectious disease risks that would impact mission readiness and force health protection. Dr. George worked at the National Science Foundation within the Divisions of Biological Infrastructure and Environmental Biology. While at NSF Dr. George supported, among other activities, the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) and the Ecology of Infectious Diseases program.
Dr. George received his Ph.D. from Colorado State University and focused on quantitative analytical approaches for considering how clinically severe pathogens (e.g., Yersinia pestis, rabies) persist within wildlife populations.