IHS - People

People at IHS in alphabetical order:

  • Jonathan LoTempio

    • Science, Technology and Social Transformation
    Junior Fellow
  • Major Research Areas


    Data Sharing

    Science Diplomacy

    Ethics in Genomics

    History and Philosophy of Science

  • Bild Jonathan LoTempio
  • Jonathan LoTempio is a PhD Candidate at the George Washington University in Washington, DC, where he conducts research on high quality human genomics and data sharing with a focus on the political and ethical concerns of both of those facets of science. At IHS, he is affiliated with the Science, Technology, and Social Transformation Research Group to study the diplomatic and historical aspects of data sharing through a Fulbright Schuman grant. 


    He presently works under the supervision of Professor Eric Vilain, MD, PhD and is further affiliated with the CNRS-France Epigenetics, Data, and Politics International Research Laboratory, the Institut Nationale de Recherche Biomedical in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the Brussels School of Governance at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels. 


    He holds a bachelor’s of science in biochemistry from the University of Rochester in New York, USA where he conducted research on genomic replication, repair, and stability. He spent three years as a scientific program analyst at the US National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) working on the implementation and management of large-scale human genomics and human microbiome science programs. He also began an ongoing collaboration with staff in the History of Genomics Program at NHGRI.


    Wetterstrand, K; LoTempio, J. The NHGRI genome sequence cost curve: an indicator of scientific progress. Chapter 5. Perspectives on the Human Genome Project. Minnesota Studies in the Philosophy of Science Volume 23, Perspectives on the Human Genome Project and Genomics. Accepted, July 2021. 

    LoTempio, J; Spencer, D; Yarvitz, R; Delot-Vilain, A; Vilain, E; Delot, E. We can do better: lessons learned from the first COVID-19 pandemic should inform future outbreak preparedness and response. 19 August 2020. Science & Diplomacyhttps://www.sciencediplomacy.org/article/2020/we-can-do-better-lessons-learned-data-sharing-in-covid-19-pandemic-can-inform-future 

    Proctor, L; LoTempio, J; Marquitz, A.; Reddy, M; Caler, L.; et al. A review of 10 years of human microbiome research activities at the US National Institutes of Health, Fiscal Years 2007-2016. 26 February 2019. BMC Microbiome. doi: 10.1186/s40168-019-0620-y https://microbiomejournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40168-019-0620-y