Mark Drapeau

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Who is Mark Drapeau?


Mark Drapeau

is a biological scientist and a policy advisor to the federal government. He is an expert in animal behavior, ecology and evolution, and genomics. Based in Washington, DC at the Center for Technology and National Security Policy, he is a graduate of the University of Rochester and the University of California, and conducted postdoctoral training at New York University.

Mark David Drapeau, Ph.D.
Associate Research Fellow for the National Defense University

Mark Drapeau is an Associate Research Fellow at the National Defense University's Center for Technology and National Security Policy. He holds a Ph.D. in ecology and evolutionary biology from the University of California – Irvine and a B.S. in biology (with honors) from the University of Rochester.

Prior to joining NDU-CTNSP, Dr. Drapeau was an NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Center for Developmental Genetics at New York University, where he studied sleep, circadian rhythms, and jet lag. His decade of academic biology research spanned ecology, animal behavior, evolutionary biology, aging, genetics, neuroscience, and genomics. He has published numerous peer-reviewed, technical, and commentary articles, given invited lectures about his research numerous universities and national and international conferences. He was involved most recently in the international honey bee genome project.

Recently, while the 2006-08 AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow at NDU-CNTSP, Dr. Drapeau worked on the defense policy implications of many issues in life sciences, including biotechnology, biodefense, global health, climate change, and ecological modeling. Besides editing a book and writing a number of articles, he has spoken at military workshops and conferences and his commentary has appeared in international newspapers such as The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, and The Washington Times. Most recently, he has studied complex social networks and the implications of "Web 2.0" social software for the military.

Op-eds by Dr. Drapeau:

"Climate of Subtle Conflict" by Bryan K. Mignone and Mark D. Drapeau (The Washington Times, April 22, 2007)

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