PCAST was established in 1990 to enable the President
of the United States to receive advice from the private sector and academic community on issues related to technology, scientific research priorities and math and science education. President Obama announced the new membership of PCAST on April 27, 2009, which includes 20 of the nation’s leading scientists and engineers.
Dr. Christopher Anzalone, Arrowhead’s President and CEO, stated, “We congratulate Dr. Mirkin on this distinguished honor which recognizes a career of outstanding accomplishments both as a leading nanotechnology researcher and successful entrepreneur in the field. Dr. Mirkin has been a valuable advisor to Arrowhead, and we view this appointment as an endorsement of his key role in making nanotechnology a driving force for innovation. We wish him the very best as he contributes his extraordinary knowledge and perspectives to President Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.”