Šeila Selimović, PhD serves as a Biologist / Program Manager in the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) at the US Department of Health and Human Services. Her work focuses on transformational technologies that provide early and actionable health information to individuals and health care providers. Prior to BARDA, Šeila was a Program Director at the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, and a AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the US Department of State. Šeila completed her PhD in Condensed Matter Physics at Brandeis University and pursed a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School / Brigham & Women’s Hospital. Her experience includes microfluidics, biosensors, tissue engineering, microphysiological systems, and energy policy.