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Steven Buchsbaum

Title Deputy Director, Discovery & Translational Sciences, Global Health Program
Organization Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Dr. Buchsbaum received a Ph.D. in Physics and a Master of Pacific International Affairs from the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies at the University of California, San Diego.  Dr. Buchsbaum has held positions at the Marine Physical Laboratory of the Scripps Institute of Oceanography; the Institute for Nonlinear Science at University of California, San Diego; the University of California, Santa Cruz; the Center for Material Science at Los Alamos National Laboratory; the Science Applications International Corporation; Bermuda Associates; and Draper Laboratory. 

Dr. Buchsbaum has served in the U.S. State Department as the Science and Technology Officer for South Asia as a Program Manager in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Dr. Buchsbaum was the Founding Director of the Office of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive Defense in the Homeland Security Advance Research Projects Agency of the Department of Homeland Security. 

Dr. Buchsbaum was selected and served as a Science and Diplomacy Fellow at the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He was also selected as an American Physical Society Congressional Fellow, and has been registered into the U.S. Foreign Service.  Dr. Buchsbaum is currently a Deputy Director for Discovery and Translational Sciences team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Posts By Steven Buchsbaum

From Assessing Family Planning Needs to Accelerating Drug Development for Childhood Diarrhea - Big Ideas from Grand Challenges Explorations Latest Awardees

Big Ideas from Grand Challenges Explorations Latest Awardees

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Welcome, Grand Challenges Korea

The global Grand Challenges community draws its strength from its individual members, each of whom brings a unique approach to fostering innovation to reduce inequalities, and, with it, brings an opportunity to share learning in our journey towards the world where every life has an equal chance to flourish. We welcome our KOICA partners, and look forward to our shared journey.

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Bold Ideas to Tackle Big Problems in Global Health and Development: Grand Challenges Explorations Round 16

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation continues to work with global innovators through the Grand Challenges Explorations (GCE) program.

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Building the Grand Challenges Community

The Gates Foundation and its Grand Challenges partners hope to inspire a large global network of initiatives designed to foster innovation to improve the lives of the poorest people in the world.

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Africa's Innovators for Africa's Challenges

The goal of Grand Challenges Africa, the brand new initiative that we represent and that hosted the panel, is to help innovators from across the continent lead bold and dream big.

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