Dr. Vicki Sato, HBS professor emerita, has been named a member of President Biden's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). She will be part of a group of distinguished advisors charged with making science, technology, and innovation policy recommendations to the President and the White House.

Vicki’s contribution to the world of life sciences has been invaluable. She is a biologist, immunologist, and biotech executive who has been leading teams and innovating in life science research since the 1980s. In 2013, she stepped up as the founding faculty chair of the Blavatnik Fellowship in Life Science Entrepreneurship, which is part of a generous gift to Harvard University from the Blavatnik Family Foundation, headed by Len Blavatnik (MBA 1989). Through the years, she has been passionate about building businesses through breakthrough technologies and has been leading, mentoring, innovating, inspiring, and paving the path for many science-savvy entrepreneurs. Because of her vision, there have been 39 Blavatnik Fellows who have created new ventures around promising life science technologies and have collectively raised $468M+ in funding.

A lifelong ballet and ballroom dance enthusiast, Vicki has been gracing people with her step-by-step guidance and thought leadership. We are fortunate that Vicki is still a member of the Key Advisory Board for the Blavatnik Fellowship where she continues to provide programmatic guidance and one-on-one mentorship to Blavatnik Fellows. Thank you, Vicki, for all you have done at HBS and beyond!