Val Giddings joined ITIF after nearly three decades of experience in science and regulatory policy relating to biotechnology
innovations in agriculture and biomedicine. He works with ITIF to bring intellectual leadership to the examination of the constraints inhibiting innovations in agriculture and biomedicine and helps devise remedies to those constraints.
Dr. Giddings is also president and CEO of PrometheusAB, Inc., providing consulting services in regulatory compliance, media and strategic planning. He spent eight years with the biotech products regulatory division of the USDA-APHIS, where he was international team leader for science and policy coordination. He has also served as expert consultant to the United Nations Environment Programme, the World Bank, USDA, and the U.S. Agency for International Development. Giddings received his Ph.D. in genetics and evolutionary biology.