Nishal Mohan

Nishal Mohan

I make the world a better place through science, technology and policy for innovation

 

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY

Executive Branch Nishal Mohan

GOVERNMENT

Comprehensive knowledge and experience navigating and influencing US science and technology policy for human capital development and innovation, with a strong network of relationships within the Executive and Legislative Branches of the US government.

Federation of American Scientists Nishal Mohan

NON-GOVERNMENT

As a founder and member of numerous non-government organizations (NGOs), I have worked with the pubic and the government to affect national priorities. I am well versed in the use of public-private partnerships to benefit the public.

Pandemic Academic Nishal Mohan

INDUSTRY

Next generation lean start-up experience through the founding of two companies to develop technologies, networks and digital outreach strategies for city level and global innovations. Also support federally funded innovation technology hubs.

INNOVATION

DATA SCIENCE AND BIG DATA

Coordinate the National Big Data Initiative and data science education, infrastructure and community-building across US federal government agencies and within the National Science Foundation (NSF).

NEXT GENERATION INTERNET AND APPS

Adviser plus strategic planning for the White House and NSF US Ignite initiative and the Mozilla Gigabit Fund to develop connected gigabit internet cities and next generation gigabit apps throughout the US.

SMART CITIES

Develop US government smart cities programs. Founded Global City Logistics to accelerate the development of smart cities and citizens though partnerships, open data and Big Data strategies.

CROWDSOURCING FOR INNOVATION

Coordinate challenges and prize competitions, hackathons, and maker fairs for public innovation. Started the Data Science Seminar Series @ NSF to explore a US data science education agenda.

BUILDING COMMUNITIES

Built communities through online platforms, social media, partnerships, and targeted outreach. Projects include the Global Forum on Biorisks, Gigabit Mozilla Fund, US Ignite, Pandemic Watch and Reggae Corner.

GLOBALIZING SCIENCE AND SECURITY

Founded and supported organizations, platforms and communities for global coordination and collaboration between scientists, engineers, researchers, students, and security and public health experts.

PUBLIC HEALTH

Virtual Biosecurity Center Nishal Mohan

Virtual Biosecurity Center

Founded and managed the Virtual Biosecurity Center, the world’s number one public health and biosecurity multi-organizational international non-profit center of excellence.

BBBA Nishal Mohan

BBBA

Funded and supported the Bangladesh Biosafety & Biosecurity Association, a coordinated national biosafety and biosecurity network for disease research in Bangladesh.
Pandemic Watch Nishal Mohan

Pandemic Watch

Created the Pandemic Watch network and platform for the public to track impending pandemics, epidemics, threats and trends in local geographic areas and globally.

BioAgents App

BioAgents App

Produced the BioAgents App, a creative visual guide to biological agents used in research, hospitals and biowarfare for students, scientists, makers, and healthcare providers.

SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH

princeton university nishal mohan

I researched the human anti-viral response to DNA viruses using molecular biology, biochemistry and biophysics techniques for scientific discoveries that save lives at Princeton University where I earned my PhD in Molecular Biology.

At the Marine Biological Laboratory and Hunter College (CUNY), I researched cellular structure and differentiation in sharks, clams and sea urchins as models for human development. I also developed a useful new microscopy technique.

red sea max reef nishal mohan

As a part of the biology maker movement, experimented with assisted evolution of corals to speed up the creation of resilient coral species to save endangered coral reefs. Also organized a community of citizen scientists to create a reef resiliency data commons.

HYPE

We urgently need better communication and marketing by scientists, engineers, technologists, and policy makers with each other and the public.

Innovation Dual Use and Security Nishal Mohan

BOOK

Innovation, Dual Use And Security: Managing the Risks of Emerging Biological and Chemical Technologies.

Presentations Nishal Mohan

Outreach

Over 200 talks on science and technology to students, scientists, technologists, policy makers, governments, and the public.

Video Nishal Mohan

Video Interview

American Association for the Advancement of Science, “I had a monumental experience. You can too.” Scientists in policy.

Video Documentary Nishal Mohan

Video Documentary

“Documenting the bonding of a Clownfish and Anemone: The Beginning,” a video first for the world and citizen science!

Slate Magazine Nishal Mohan

Slate Magazine

Regularly interviewed and quoted as an expert in science and security current events. Most memorable: herpes bombs.

Kids Book Nishal Mohan

BOOK

After having my son, I wrote and illustrated a kids book for teaching data science, “Big Data for Little People” [in progress].

Case Studies Nishal Mohan

Case Studies

Interactive Case Studies in Agricultural Bioseurity issues in the United States targeted to the educated public.

Video Nishal Mohan

Presentation

A monumental personal presentation at the Science and Global Security Series and my alma mater, Princeton University.

Anthrax Diaries Nishal Mohan

Video Documentary

Exploring the psychological and social issues faced by the scientists who developed biological weapons.

Wired Magazine Nishal Mohan

Wired Magazine

Contributed science themed writing and letters to this magazine. Wish it would happen more often.

Hollywood

Consultant for Hollywood director Matt Reeves for accurate use and portrayal of science and technology onscreen.

Podcast Nishal Mohan

PODCAST

Federation of American Scientists “A Conversation With An Expert,” discussing the current state of biosecurity and bioethics.

CONTACT

 

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