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Dr. Joseph T. Bielitzki

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Vice President for Science

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LensAR , Inc.
2600 Discovery Dr.
Orlando , Florida 32826
United States

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Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Master's of Science degree , Reproductive Physiology/Dairy Science
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Bachelor of Science degree , Biology
    University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • DVM
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Joseph T. Bielitzki, DVM, MS | IACUC 101, 1 Feb 2014 [cached]
Joseph T. Bielitzki, DVM, MS
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Joseph T. Bielitzki, DVM, MS
Consultant & Science Advisor
Joseph T. Bielitzki currently works as a consultant for the pet care industry. He serves as a science advisor for the Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition in Waltham-on-the-Wolds, Leicestershire, United Kingdom. Dr. Bielitzki's interests include developing novel research and clinical approaches to biomedical problems, ethics in biomedical research, and primate medicine. Most notably, Joe served on the ILAR committee that produced the 2011 Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. He has served on numerous IACUCs during his career and speaks frequently on ethical issues and animal use. Currently on the Board of Directors of the Scientists' Center for Animal Welfare, he also is active in the International Primatological Society as well as a number of great ape conservation projects in Central Africa. Dr. Bielitzki has worked in government, academia, industry and private practice to include the University of Central Florida, where he chaired the IRB, coordinated the human research protection program, and served as the Associate Director of the NanoScience Technology Center. He also served as the Attending Veterinarian at the Sanford-Burnham Institute for Biomedical Research, in Orlando. He worked in industry as the Chief Operations Officer for LensAR, Inc., a biotechnology firm developing laser surgical methodology for ophthalmology. Before moving to Florida, he was the Chief Veterinary Officer at NASA and as a Program Manager for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
Joseph T. Bielitzki, DVM, MS
NAIA | National Animal Interest Alliance, 25 June 2009 [cached]
Joe Bielitzki, DVM Joe is the Program Manager for the Metabolic Engineering and Engineered Tissue Constructs Programs. Prior to joining DARPA, he served as Chief Veterinary Officer for National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) - Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California. Dr. Bielitzki has more than 25 years of veterinary experience having served in a variety of capacities ranging from Clinical Veterinarian at University of Washington, Regional Primate Research Center to the Associate Director of the Yerkes Regional Primate Research Center at Emory University, Atlanta, GA. Dr. Bielitzki received the Richard J. Simpson Award, presented by the Incurably Ill for Animal Research in 1993. He is the author of 20 publications, one book and a contributor to four book chapters. Dr. Bielitzki is a member of more than 35 professional associations and committees and serves or has served on the Board of Directors for American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, Association of Primate Veterinarians, National Animal Interest Alliance, and Scientists Center for Animal Welfare. Dr. Bielitzki received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Illinois at Chicago, his Master's of Science degree in Reproductive Physiology/Dairy Science, and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois.
Board Bios, 11 Jan 2004 [cached]
Joseph T. Bielitzki, MS, DVM | Katherine A. Stitzel, DVM | Janet C. Gonder, DVM, PhD | Thomas L. Wolfle, DVM, PhD, Dipl ACLAM | J. G. Collins, PhD | Molly Greene | Melinda A. Novak, PhD | Dorcas P. O' Rourke, DVM, MS, Dip ACLAM | Steven P. Pakes, DVM, PhD | Joanne Zurlo, PhD
JOSEPH T. BIELITZKI, MS, DVM, is currently Program Manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.Thru the years he has held positions in academia, industry, private practice and government.His primary clinical interests are in the health and well being of non-human primates.Current interests focus on ethics and the use of animals.He has held numerous positions with the Association of Primate Veterinarians and has been or is a member of AALAS, AVMA, NAIA, SCAW, AZA and AATA and other organizations.Dr. Bielitzki has given many presentations and co-authored publications on a wide variety of topics relating to animal care and use.
In 2002, Dr Joseph ... [cached]
In 2002, Dr Joseph Bielitzki, chair of DARPA's Defense Sciences Office, announced a grand program to improve soldiers, with the slogan “Be all that you can be, and a lot more.†His targets: sleep, fatigue, pain, and blood loss.
Science is iterative, each result builds on the ones that come before, and the seeds planted by Dr Bielitzki are beginning to yield fruit.
Philomathean: Science [cached]
Joe Bielitzki, the head of DARPA's Metabolically Dominant Soldier program, is interested in modifying the number of mitochondria in cells and their efficiency at creating energy.
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