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Mary Maxon earned her Ph.D. in molecular cell biology from the University of California, Berkeley. Her work has spanned the realms of the private sector in biotech and pharmaceutical industries to the public sector, notably as the Assistant Director for Biological Research at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. As Senior Fellow at Schmidt Futures, she is developing a strategy for public and private action to advance the use of biotechnology toward a circular U.S. bioeconomy.


Publications and activities

Public and Private Funding Opportunities to Advance a Circular U.S. Bioeconomy and Maintain U.S. Biotechnology Competitiveness, 2021, Schmidt Futures Interim Report. (final April 14, 2022)

Safeguarding the Bioeconomy , 2020, The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

National Bioeconomy Blueprint, 2012, The White House Executive Office of the President

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