Biophysical Reviews

, Volume 10, Issue 6, pp 1499–1502 | Cite as

Tom Pollard, father of life science policy advocacy

  • Kevin Wilson


Tom Pollard has played an instrumental role in the creation of the life science policy and advocacy programs familiar to life scientists today. This article reviews the creation of that program and the role Tom played. In addition, it briefly discusses advocacy activities now available to life scientists and why they should participate in these activities.


Life science policy advocacy Policy activities Science advocacy 


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Kevin Wilson declares that he has no conflict of interest.

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This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by the author.

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© International Union for Pure and Applied Biophysics (IUPAB) and Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.American Society for Cell BiologyBethesdaUSA

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