Much of science advocacy is local by nature, but it also has tremendous potential to bring neuroscientists together on a global scale.
In this episode of History of SfN: 50th Anniversary, Bill Martin, the president and chief operating officer of Blackthorn Therapeutics, traces the evolution of SfN’s role in global advocacy efforts throughout his time on its Government and Public Affairs Committee and continued involvement with the Society.
History of SfN: 50th Anniversary is a limited series podcast highlighting stories from the history of the Society for Neuroscience, recounting groundbreaking moments in the growth of the Society from the perspectives of current, past, and future leaders.
In addition to the relationship between applied research and the science ecosystem at large, Martin discusses the successes of the BRAIN Initiative and development of new tools in its next phase, as well as the future of advocacy at SfN.
The views expressed in this interview are those of the individual and do not necessarily represent the views of the Society for Neuroscience.