Amanda Wagner Gee
Amanda Wagner Gee, M.S., joins the Academies as a Program Officer in the Board on Health Sciences Policy, with the Forum on Drug Discovery, Development, and Translation. She was working at the NIH before coming to the Academies. There, she was a research biologist at NCATS, adapting experiments for automation to identify potential small molecule treatments for a large variety of diseases. Prior to NCATS, she was at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute researching treatments for neuro- and muscular degeneration and collaborating regularly with industry, venture capital funders, and patient advocacy groups for her projects. At Harvard, she also oversaw purchasing and regulatory compliance as the laboratory manager. Amanda earned her M.S. degree in Cell Biology from Duke University in 2007 and her B.S. degree, summa cum laude, in biology and chemistry from Florida Southern College.