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Yong-Bee Lim

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Yong-Bee Lim

Deputy Director of The Converging Risks Lab, Council on Strategic Risks
Yong-Bee Lim

Dr. Yong-Bee Lim is Deputy Director of the Converging Risks Lab, an institute of the Council on Strategic Risks (CSR), and Biosecurity Projects Manager for CSR. Previously, he was a Deputy Director and Fellow at the Nolan Center, where he wrote extensively on biological risks and solutions. He is also an Editorial Fellow at the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. Dr. Lim’s academic work examined how emerging technologies and non-traditional actors such as the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Bio community affect the benefits and risks associated with the life sciences and other science disciplines. He previously worked as a researcher in a number of U.S. government institutions, including the Office for At-Risk Individuals, Behavioral Health, and Community Resilience (HHS/ASPR, the National Defense University’s Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction (DoD), and at the Center for Global Security Research at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (DoE).Dr. Lim holds a doctorate and a master’s degree in Biodefense with a specialization in Terrorism and Homeland Security Studies from George Mason University, and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the same institution.