Abigail Roots is the Program Manager for the Chemical and Biological Defense Small Business Innovation Research and Small
Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Programs at the Joint Science and Technology Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JSTO-CBD), in the Chemical and Biological Technologies, Research and Development Directorate of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA). Prior to this position, Ms. Roots was the Program Manager for the DTRA Research Oversight Board (ROB), overseeing the governance and compliance process of the DTRA Human Research Protection and the DTRA Animal Use Oversight Programs. Mr. Roots holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities from George Mason University. Awards include the DTRA Research and Development Technical Achievement of the Year Award in 2021, along with various other career and career broadening awards.