Joshua Hooks, Ph.D., is an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology Policy Fellow who joined NIA’s Office of Strategic Extramural Programs in August 2022. He is working with the Small Business Programs team, assisting with various training programs for start-ups and new entrepreneurs. Dr. Hooks is developing programs that will help small businesses and early-stage investigators navigate federal regulatory pathways to bring their age-related innovations to market. Additionally, he is working to evaluate and implement programs aimed to diversify the backgrounds and experiences of individuals in aging technology and research.
Prior to starting this fellowship, Dr. Hooks completed a postdoctoral fellowship in biomaterials and immuno-engineering at Johns Hopkins University. He completed his Ph.D. in bioengineering with a focus on the lymphatic system in 2019 at Georgia Institute of Technology.