Christopher Isaac is a program officer with the Global Biological Policy and Programs team at the Nuclear Threat Initiative. He is an alumnus of the Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity Fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and a member of the iGEM Safety and Security Committee.


Creating opportunities for life scientists to participate in diplomacy is crucial. In this article, authors identify a set of guiding principles for future programs that aim to grow the next generation of global biosecurity diplomats.