Mr. Bixby has been advancing biotechnology to benefit the public health across applications spanning food tech, diagnostics, therapeutics, biodefense, bioremediation, and invasive species control interventions, globally for over 20 years.
His experience as a life sciences, biotechnology and public health professional has focused on development of advanced technologies with applications applicable to human and animal health, food, and environmental interventions, as well as, national security, conservation, sustainable agriculture, waste-to-value, biofuels, and consumer products.
He has cross-functional experience developing, deploying and evaluating technologies for clinical, public health, and biodefense programs including biological threat detection systems and various therapeutic and vaccine medical countermeasures. Additionally, his technical and commercial experience with international launching of advanced technologies has been informed by having helped develop multiple infectious disease diagnostics including molecular tests for the safety of the U.S. blood supply and other nations, which also greatly enhanced later efforts to evaluate and deploy critical diagnostic interventions in low resource settings across developing countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.
His world view has been further formed through graduate research in epidemiology with strong focus in governmental and regulatory policies affecting environmental and public health, biotechnology, synthetic biology and genetic engineering. Mr. Bixby has gained multi-disciplinary expertise functioning in technology analysis, basic and applied research, new product development, project management, marketing, business development, strategic alliances, and leadership roles.
Mr. Bixby is also a great proponent of interventions aimed at Public Health and One Health, Planetary Health.