Marc M. Baum, Ph.D.
President, Oak Crest Institute of Science
Marc M. Baum, Ph.D. is President of the nonprofit organization, Oak Crest Institute of Science, an innovative chemistry and biology research and education center in Monrovia, CA. He earned a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Imperial College (London, UK). For the past 17 years, he has been active in parenteral, sustained release drug delivery for HIV PrEP, including topical, implantable, and injectable strategies. His principal research interests include: development of innovative and practical long-acting biomedical technologies to combat infectious diseases; pharmacology of antiretroviral agents for HIV prophylaxis; drug discovery of novel antimicrobial compounds; and microbial dynamics in specialized niches.