Previously served as Executive Director of World Food Center, UC Davis, CA; and Global Institute for Food Security, Univ. of Saskatchewan. Beachy was appointed by Pres. Obama to the National Science Board in 2014; and 2009-2011 as Director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) in the U.S.D.A. He was President of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis, Missouri, 1999-‘09; professor at The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA, 1991-’99; and Washington Univ. 1978-‘91. Elected Member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences; Fellow of the AAAS, and American Academy of Microbiology; Foreign Associate/Fellow of Korea NAS, India NAS, The World Academy of Sciences. Awarded the Wolf Prize in Agriculture (2001), Bank of Delaware’s Commonwealth Award for Science and Industry (1991), the Ruth Allen award from the American Phytopathological Society (1990), others. Current focus includes increasing collaborations and innovations in science, and in science policy.