Richard Broglie, Ph.D.
Chief Technology Officer
Richard Broglie, Ph.D., leads Pivot Bio’s research and development program, creating a vibrant and innovative R&D culture by championing strong, interdisciplinary connections between scientific specialties. In addition to leading the in-house research teams and managing partnerships with our external collaborators, Rich focuses on the acquisition of new technologies, building strong intellectual property portfolios, bringing products to market, working with our leadership team to develop long-term technology strategies, and mentoring young scientists.
Lead expert scientific team and manage research and technology development.
Prior to joining Pivot Bio, Rich spent 30 years in research and global leadership positions at DuPont and DuPont Pioneer and brings extensive experience managing public-private sector partnerships and overseeing global, multi-crop R&D programs. During his tenure, Rich led several discovery programs that resulted in soybean and canola crops with healthier and more stable seed oil compositions. He also developed traits for disease and pest resistance in soybean, corn, wheat, rice, and sugarcane.
After earning his Bachelor of Science in biology and Ph.D. in microbiology from Rutgers University, Rich served as a postdoctoral fellow and assistant professor at The Rockefeller University, which served as the foundation for his biotechnology research career. The recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, Rich is an invited speaker at numerous international scientific conferences, including the National Academies of Sciences, and has authored more than 30 scientific publications and is an inventor on several important patents.