Gautam Dantas is associate professor of molecular microbiology and of pathology and immunology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and associate professor of biomedical engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Science. He is a leader in the fields of antibiotic resistance and drug discovery:
President Trump touts his interest in promoting American greatness. I implore him and his team to champion the scientific process as a necessary pillar in achieving such greatness.
Fundamentally, this means embracing data-driven conclusions rather than making decisions based on emotional conjecture. Practically, this means a sustained commitment to both basic science research as well as transformative innovation.