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Dr. Mary E. Maxon

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Executive Director

Science Philanthropy Alliance
 
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Founder
    Science and Technology Fellows Program

Education

  • Ph.D. , Molecular Cell Biology
    University of California at Berkeley
  • B.S. , Biology and Chemistry
    State University of New York at Albany
  • Ph.D. , Molecular Cell Biology
    University of California , Berkeley
  • PhD , Marine Microbiology Initiative Lead
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Mary Maxon, Executive ...
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Mary Maxon, Executive Director
Mary Maxon, Ph.D. is Executive Director of the Science Philanthropy Alliance (SPA). A seasoned science and technology policy expert with 25 years of leadership and academic experience in both the private and public sectors, Dr. Maxon’s work at SPA focuses on establishing private philanthropy as a catalyst for driving discovery through continued investment in basic science research. Dr. Maxon joined SPA from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where she served as Biosciences Head for Strategic Planning and Development. Prior to joining Berkeley Lab, she was Assistant Director for Biological Research in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
Before her White House work, Dr. Maxon ran the Marine Microbiology Initiative at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, which supports the application of molecular approaches to the field of marine microbiology with the goal of developing comprehensive models to detect and validate environmentally-induced changes in marine microbial ecosystems. She also previously served as Deputy Vice Chair at the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, where she drafted intellectual property policies for California stem cell grantees in the nonprofit and for-profit research sectors.
Dr. Maxon also has a background in biotechnology. She previously served as Associate Director and Anti-infective Program Leader for Cytokinetics, a biotechnology company in South San Francisco. Her biotechnology experience also includes a position at Microbia, Inc., based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she contributed to the discovery and development of the Precision Engineering technology for production of commercial products using metabolic engineering.
Dr. Maxon received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, in Molecular Cell Biology, and did postdoctoral research in biochemistry and genetics at the University of California, San Francisco.
(Palo Alto, CA â€" June 18, ...
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(Palo Alto, CA â€" June 18, 2014) The Science Philanthropy Alliance today announced the appointment of Mary E. Maxon, Ph.D., as its first executive director, effective August 1, 2014.
“We are extremely pleased that Mary will be playing this pivotal role as the Alliance launches its efforts to increase private funding for basic scientific research,†said Jim Simons, Chairman of the Simons Foundation and member of the Science Philanthropy Alliance. “Mary has both a strong scientific background and outstanding organizational skillsâ€"the perfect combination for this position.â€
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Dr. Maxon is a seasoned science and technology policy expert with 25 years of leadership and academic experience in the private and public sectors. Her work with the Alliance will focus on establishing private philanthropy as a catalyst for driving discovery through continued investment in basic science research.
“I am grateful for this unique opportunity to apply my passion for discovery-driven research to this vital initiative,†Dr. Maxon said. “Discovery-driven scientific research is critical to our long-term economic growth and societal well-being, and philanthropic institutions and individuals have a crucial role to play in supporting it. I look forward to leading the Alliance in addressing the funding gap for basic research in the United States.â€
Prior to joining the Alliance, Dr. Maxon developed four 10-year national-scale programs to drive significant advances in energy, environment, health, and manufacturing through large team-science approaches at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Her experience also includes work on policy issues related to education and research and the development of the National Bioeconomy Blueprint at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, where she worked on loan from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. While at the Moore Foundation, she ran a multi-million-dollar marine microbiology program and co-founded the Science and Technology Fellows Program for the California Legislature. Prior to her tenure at the Moore Foundation, she worked on a variety of discovery-driven research initiatives, ranging from stem cell research to bioengineering.
Staff - Science - Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
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Mary Maxon, Ph.D., Program Director
Mary Maxon, Ph.D., is the program director for the Marine Microbiology Initiative.
Mary comes to the Foundation with many years of experience in basic and applied microbiological scientific research, and experience in the areas of science policy and the funding of scientific research. Before joining the Foundation, she was deputy vice chair at the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), California's stem cell research granting agency where she developed the intellectual property policies for CIRM grantees, and helped architect the administrative infrastructure for stem cell research grants in California. Prior to that, Mary led the anti-infective drug discovery efforts at Cytokinetics, a biotech company in South San Francisco, and developed genetic engineering technology for unsequenced microorganisms at Microbia, a biotech company in Cambridge, MA. At the Roche Institute for Molecular Biology, Mary discovered novel genes and regulatory pathways involved in amino acid metabolism in bacteria.
Mary received a B.S. in Biology and Chemistry from the State University of New York at Albany, a Ph.D. in Molecular Cell Biology from the University of California, Berkeley and did postdoctoral training in Genetics at the University of California, San Francisco.
Staff - Science - Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
www.moorefoundation.org, 30 Jan 2009 [cached]
Mary Maxon, Ph.D., Initiative Lead
Mary Maxon, Ph.D., is the initiative lead for the Marine Microbiology Initiative.
Mary comes to the Foundation with many years of experience in basic and applied microbiological scientific research, and experience in the areas of science policy and the funding of scientific research.Before joining the Foundation, she was deputy vice chair at the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), California's stem cell research granting agency where she developed the intellectual property policies for CIRM grantees, and helped architect the administrative infrastructure for stem cell research grants in California.Prior to that, Mary led the anti-infective drug discovery efforts at Cytokinetics, a biotech company in South San Francisco, and developed genetic engineering technology for unsequenced microorganisms at Microbia, a biotech company in Cambridge, MA. At the Roche Institute for Molecular Biology, Mary discovered novel genes and regulatory pathways involved in amino acid metabolism in bacteria.
Mary received a B.S. in Biology and Chemistry from the State University of New York at Albany, a Ph.D. in Molecular Cell Biology from the University of California, Berkeley and did postdoctoral training in Genetics at the University of California, San Francisco.
Mary ...
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Mary Maxon Biosciences Head of Strategic Planning and Development, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
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