Dr. John Ohab is a new technology strategist for the Public Web Program at the U.S. Department of Defense. He also hosts the department's award-winning science and technology podcast, "Armed with Science." John joined the Defense Department as a Science and Technology Policy Fellow with the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2008. He was previously an association Fellow at the National Institute of Mental Health. John received his B.S. in biopsychology from UC Santa Barbara in 2002 and his Ph.D. in neuroscience from UCLA in 2007.
John was born and raised in Tempe, Arizona, experienced a moderately successful run in high school varsity tennis, and is waiting patiently for that elusive Arizona Cardinals Super Bowl victory. Now in the Washington D.C. area, he spends his spare time watching movies, producing citizen science reports for ScienceCheerleader.com, promoting urban forestry with Casey Trees, and miming historical statues and monuments at every opportunity.