CAMERON BESS, PHD
Project Officer, Antibacterials Branch, Division of CBRN Medical Countermeasures, BARDA
Dr. Cameron Bess joined the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) in May 2020. In his role as a Project Officer in the Antibacterials Branch he manages the CARB-X Program; while also leveraging a whole of US Government approach that brings together the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense and the Food and Drug Administration in support of accelerate early stage R&D of critical antibacterial countermeasures. Dr. Bess manages BARDA’s partnerships with other governments and Family Foundation funders focused on harmonizing and strategically co-develop a global antibacterials research portfolio. Prior to joining BARDA, Dr. Bess was a Senior Research Advisor in the U.S. Global Development Lab at the US Agency for International Development where he managed a large, international portfolio of scientific research activities along-side partner-governments and other international donors. Dr. Bess received his Ph.D. in Cellular Biophyscis and Virology from The Rockefeller University and his B.S. in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology from the University of California at Santa Cruz. Dr. Bess performed post-doctoral research at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases studying the impact of red-blood cell mutations on server malaria and malaria drug-resistance in partnership with the University of Bamako in Mali.