Nancy Sung, Ph.D. is a Science Advisor in the Office of the Assistant Director for Biological Sciences, National Science Foundation (NSF). From 2014-2018, she was Head of NSF’s China Office in Beijing, while serving as a Science Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. NSF is an independent U.S. federal agency that supports basic research in all fields of science and engineering. Prior to joining NSF in 2011 she was a senior program officer at the Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF), an independent grantmaking U.S. foundation. Dr. Sung earned a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH), where she was named a Lineberger Fellow for excellence in research.