Securing U.S. Leadership in the Bioeconomy

March 3, 2020

562 Dirksen Senate Office Building

U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., chairman of the Subcommittee on Science, Oceans, Fisheries, and Weather, will convene a hearing titled, “Securing U.S. Leadership in the Bioeconomy,” at 9:15 a.m. on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. The hearing will examine the bioeconomy, the federal government’s role in the bioeconomy, and the potential risks from such research. Witnesses will also discuss the necessary policies and practices for the advancement of biotechnology.


  • Dr. Timothy Donohue, Director of the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Mr. Jason Gammack, Chief Commercial Officer, Inscripta Inc.
  • Dr. Jason Kelly, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Ginkgo Bioworks 
  • Dr. Megan Palmer, Senior Research Scholar, Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University

*Witness list subject to change

Hearing Details:

Tuesday, March 3, 2020
9:15 a.m.
Subcommittee on Science, Oceans, Fisheries, and Weather

This hearing will take place in the Dirksen Senate Office Building 562. Witness testimony, opening statements, and a live video of the hearing will be available on


Witness Panel 1