Aanika Biosciences welcomes Dr. Alexander Titus, former Assistant Director of Biotechnology at the Department of Defense (DoD), to its Advisory Board
At Aanika, we believe having a strong advisory board is just as important as building a top-notch core team. Our advisors have gone above and beyond for us and we are grateful for the time, technical insights and resources they have provided.
Dr. Titus’ expertise in biotechnology, data science and artificial intelligence, as well as his experience at the Department of Defense (DoD) make him an invaluable resource for Aanika. We are truly honored to have him on board and are looking forward to working with him.
Alexander Titus is the Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) at the Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute (ARMI) where he is part of the leadership team working to advance the U.S. regenerative manufacturing industry, as well as develop technologies for disaster preparedness. Alexander’s career is focused on the intersection of technology and public benefit, with experience spanning the private and public sectors, as well as non-profits and academia.
Prior to his role as CSO at ARMI, Alexander was the inaugural Assistant Director (AD) for Biotechnology within the Office of the CTO at the Department of Defense (DoD). As the AD for Biotechnology, Alexander was the DASD-level senior executive in charge of the DoD’s enterprise strategy for biotechnology, where he led the team developing the biotechnology modernization roadmap for the DoD.
Alexander joined the DoD from McKinsey & Company, where he was a management consultant and a member of the inaugural cohort of Defense & Security Specialists working with the national security community on high-priority issues related to organization effectiveness, leadership, and analytics.
On the technical side, Alexander is a trained data scientist with an expertise at the intersection of AI and biology. Prior to consulting, Alexander was a data scientist at the venture capital firm In-Q-Tel, as a member of their B.Next group, as well as a data scientist at Amazon on the Alexa AI team and at Dartmouth in the Geisel School of Medicine.
Alexander holds a PhD in Quantitative Biomedical Sciences from the Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies at Dartmouth, as well as a BS and BA in biochemistry and biology (respectively) from the University of Puget Sound.
Aanika Biosciences was founded in 2018 to use biological engineering to address shortcomings of chemical, digital and hardware technologies within the context of complex supply chains.