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John Ohab
New Technology Strategist, US Department of Defense, Public Web

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Dr. John Ohab is a new technology strategist at the US Department of Defense, where he helps guide the planning and delivery of technology initiatives for the Public Web Program. John also hosts the Defense Department’s weekly science and technology podcast, “Armed with Science: Research and Applications for the Modern Military,” which received the 2009 APEX Award for Publication Excellence and the PR News Non-Profit Award.

John received his B.S. in Biopsychology from UC Santa Barbara in 2002 and his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from UCLA in 2007. His doctoral work in Dr. S. Thomas Carmichael’s lab focused on the role of adult neural stem cells in brain repair after stroke. John joined the Defense Department as a Science and Technology Policy Fellow with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in 2008. He was previously an AAAS Fellow at the National Institute of Mental Health.

John was born and raised in Tempe, Arizona, experienced a moderately successful run in high school varsity tennis, and would do anything for one Arizona Cardinals Super Bowl victory. Now in the Washington D.C. area, John is active in a variety of community endeavors, including work as a citizen forester with Casey Trees, and is a regular contributor to The Science Cheerleader blog.


John Ohab (US Department of Defense, Public Web)
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Armed with Science is the Defense Department's weekly science podcast highlighting the importance of science and technology to military operations and the public. The program features live interviews with scientists and uses social media to creatively engage citizens, promote public participation, and dissolve myths that may hinder those interested in science careers. Read more.
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