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Eric Lander - Wikipedia
Eric Steven Lander (born February 3, 1957) is an American mathematician and geneticist. Lander is a professor of biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), a professor of systems biology at Harvard Medical School, a former member of the Whitehead Institute, and the founding director of the Broad Institute. He was co-chair of U.S. President Barack Obama's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. He is a 1987 MacArthur Fellow. He is President Joe Biden's nominee for director of Office of Science and Technology Policy and adviser on science, which Biden has elevated to a cabinet post.
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Bruce Reed (political operative) - Wikipedia
Bruce Reed (born March 16, 1960) is an American political advisor and non-profit administrator who was the president of the Broad Foundation. Prior to assuming that role in December 2013, he served as Chief of Staff to U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and as CEO of the Democratic Leadership Council (DLC). On December 22, 2020, it was announced that Reed would serve as a White House deputy chief of staff in the Biden administration, along with Jen O'Malley Dillon.
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Anthony Fauci - Wikipedia
Anthony Stephen Fauci (born December 24, 1940) is an American physician-scientist and immunologist serving as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and chief medical advisor to the president.

On December 4, 2020, President-elect Joe Biden announced that Fauci would, in addition to remaining in his role as director of the NIAID, serve as Chief Medical Advisor to the President in the Biden administration.

On January 23, 2021, Fauci was quoted saying that letting the science speak on the pandemic got him "into a little bit of trouble" and got "push-back from people in the White House, including the president. Fauci was also reportedly blocked from appearing on The Rachel Maddow Show for some time because the Trump administration "didn't like the way you [Maddow] handle things and they didn't want me on there." In contrast to the previous administration, Fauci admitted that he experienced a "liberating feeling" in being able to speak freely about the science without interference from the Biden administration.

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David A. Kessler - Wikipedia
David Aaron Kessler (born May 13, 1951) is an American pediatrician , attorney, author, and administrator (both academic and governmental). He is currently the co-chair of the COVID-19 Advisory Board and the head of Operation Warp Speed , the program to accelerate the development of COVID-19 vaccines and other treatment. Kessler was the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from November 8, 1990, to February 28, 1997.
On January 15, 2021, the Biden administration announced that it had chosen Kessler to lead Operation Warp Speed, the program to facilitate and accelerate the development, manufacturing, and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines and other related treatment.
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Jeffrey Zients - Wikipedia

Jeffrey Dunston Zients (born November 12, 1966) is an American business executive and government official. From February 2014 to January 2017, he was the director of the National Economic Council. Zients was also acting director of the Office of Management and Budget in 2010 and 2013. Before entering government, Zients was an executive at firms including The Advisory Board Company and CEB.

As of December 2020, Zients was on leave from his position as chief executive officer of Cranemere, an investment firm. He was a member of Facebook's board of directors from 2018 to 2020. In December 2020, the Biden transition announced that Zients will serve as both Counselor to the President and Coordinator of the COVID-19 response in the Biden administration.

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Miguel Cardona - Wikipedia

Dr. Miguel Angel Cardona (born July 11, 1975) is an American educator who has served as the Connecticut commissioner of education since 2019. President Joe Biden nominated Cardona to serve as United States Secretary of Education in his cabinet.

A native of Meriden, Connecticut, Cardona began his career as a fourth-grade teacher at the Putnam Elementary School. In 2003, at the age of 27, he was named principal of Hanover School, also in Meriden, making him the youngest principal in the state.

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Tom Vilsack - Wikipedia

Thomas James Vilsack ( born December 13, 1950) is an American politician and lawyer who served as the 30th United States Secretary of Agriculture from 2009 until 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, he was the 40th governor of Iowa from 1999 to 2007.

On November 30, 2006, he formally launched his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination in the 2008 election, but ended his bid on February 23, 2007. Then-President-elect Barack Obama announced Vilsack's selection to be Secretary of Agriculture on December 17, 2008. His nomination was confirmed by the United States Senate by unanimous consent on January 20, 2009. Until his January 13, 2017 resignation one week prior to the end of Obama's second term as President, he had been the only member of the U.S. Cabinet who had served since the day Obama originally took office.

On July 19, 2016, The Washington Post reported that Vilsack was on Hillary Clinton's two-person shortlist to be her running mate for that year's presidential election. Virginia Senator Tim Kaine was ultimately selected. On December 10, 2020, then-President-elect Joe Biden announced his intention to nominate Vilsack to once again serve as the secretary of agriculture in the incoming Biden administration.

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Xavier Becerra - Wikipedia
Xavier Becerra ( (American Spanish: ); born January 26, 1958) is an American politician and lawyer serving as the 33rd and current attorney general of California since 2017. He previously was a member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Downtown Los Angeles in Congress from 1993 to 2017. Becerra, a member of the Democratic Party, was Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus from 2013 to 2017. On December 7, 2020, President-elect Joe Biden announced his intention to nominate Becerra to be the United States secretary of health and human services.
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Vivek Murthy - Wikipedia

Vivek Hallegere Murthy (Kannada: born July 10, 1977) is an American physician and former vice admiral in the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps who served as the 19th surgeon general of the United States from 2014 to 2017. Murthy, who founded the nonprofit Doctors for America in 2008, was the first surgeon general of Indian descent and was the youngest active duty flag officer in federal uniformed service while serving in office.

On November 9, 2020, President Joe Biden announced that Murthy would co-chair his COVID-19 Advisory Board, alongside former Food and Drug Administration commissioner David A. Kessler and Yale public health professor Marcella Nunez-Smith. On December 3, Politico reported that Murthy would return to the role of surgeon general in the Biden administration. On December 7, Biden announced Murthy would be his nominee for surgeon general.

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Brian Deese - Wikipedia
Brian Christopher Deese (born February 17, 1978) is an American economic political advisor who is the Director of the National Economic Council under President Joe Biden. He served as a senior advisor to U.S. President Barack Obama. Earlier in the Obama administration, Deese served as the deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget and was the acting director of the office in the summer of 2014. Deese also served as deputy director of the National Economic Council.Deese served as the Global Head of Sustainable Investing at BlackRock.
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