On Wednesday,U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) was joined by fellow commissioners on the National Security Commission on Emerging Biotechnology (NSCEB) for a series of events in Indiana.

The NSCEB is a national commission that will shape U.S. Government activities regarding biotechnology and provide recommendations to Congress and the federal government on the national security implications of biotechnology. The bipartisan NSCEB was created by Congress in 2022, and Senator Young is one of four lawmakers to sit on the panel.

Young and fellow commissioners conducted fact-finding meetings at Indiana University Indianapolis, Purdue University, Eli Lilly, and West Lafayette seed design company Inari on Wednesday. Young was joined by Commission Chair Dr. Jason Kelly, Vice Chair Dr. Michelle Rozo, Commissioner Paul Arcangeli, and Commissioner Dr. Dov Zakheim.

“AgTech is critical to America’s economic and national security, and emerging biotechnology research across Indiana can help shape our future. I was pleased that my fellow commissioners had the opportunity to hear directly from Hoosiers about how our state is leading the way on these issues,” said Senator Young.

The events included leaders from Indiana University Indianapolis, Cook Group, BioCrossroads, Central Indiana Corporate Partnership, the University of Notre Dame, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, Liberation Labs, Ivy Tech Community College in Indianapolis, Purdue University, Corteva Agriscience, Elanco, AgriNovus Indiana, and Beck’s Hybrids.