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Jessica Polka


Jessica Polka serves as Executive Director of ASAPbio, a researcher-driven nonprofit organization working to promote innovation and transparency in life sciences publishing in areas such as preprinting and open peer review.

Prior to this, she performed postdoctoral research in the department of Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School following a PhD in Biochemistry & Cell Biology from UCSF.

Jessica is also a research affiliate at MIT Libraries, president of the board of the nonprofit Future of Research, a steering committee member of Rescuing Biomedical Research, a member of ASCB’s public policy committee, and a former member of the NASEM Next Generation Researchers Initiative