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Andrew C. Weber and Dr. Gregory Koblentz join Heat Biologics’ Biothreat Advisory Board.
FREMONT, CA: Heat Biologics declares the addition of Andrew C. Weber, Former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defense Programs, and Dr. Gregory Koblentz, Associate Professor at George Mason University and leading expert on chemical and biological weapons, to its newly formed Biothreat Advisory Board. These individuals will work alongside David Lasseter, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction, and former US Representative Jack Kingston, who also serves as the Alliance for Biosecurity's Secretariat.
Jeff Wolf, Chief Executive Officer of Heat, commented, “We are delighted to announce the addition of these highly renowned individuals in the fields of biosecurity and biodefense to our biothreat advisory board. As the former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Defense Programs, Mr. Weber has deep insight into the potential threats facing our nation and best potential avenues for developing effective solutions. Professor Koblentz is one of the leading global thought leaders in the field of chemical and biological weapons.”
He has written extensively on the proliferation of nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons. He has briefed the United Nations Security Council on the threat posed by non-state actors acquiring and employing weapons of mass destruction.
Andy Weber is a Senior Fellow at the Janne E. Nolan Center on Strategic Weapons of the Council on Strategic Risks. In addition, he is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Mr. Weber has devoted his professional life to combating nuclear, chemical, and biological threats and strengthening global health security. Mr. Weber's decades of government service in the United States included five and a half years as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defense Programs. He was a driving force behind reducing biological weapons threats and the destruction of chemical weapons stockpiles in Libya and Syria. He also coordinated the United States' leadership of the international Ebola response for the Department of State.
Dr. Gregory D. Koblentz is an Associate Professor at George Mason University's Schar School of Policy and Government and the Director of the Biodefense Graduate Program. He is also an Associate Faculty member at George Mason University's Center for Security Policy Studies and a member of the Center for Arms Control and Non-Scientists Proliferation's Working Group on Chemical and Biological Security in Washington, DC.