John L. Bixby Appointed Univ. of Miami's Vice Provost for Research

“It’s a big responsibility, and for me it’s an exciting new challenge,” says Bixby. “Up to now, I’ve been focused on my own research and on issues relating to our biomedical trainees. This new position will allow me to think more about the University as a whole and how to facilitate the research mission in general.”

Ask John Bixby what he enjoys most about conducting research, and he’ll provide an immediate answer. A University of Miami investigator whose lab has developed methods to test a multitude of genes in hundreds of thousands of neurons each week and obtain information about cell morphology and gene expression, Bixby is enthralled with “being able to discover something that nobody else in the world knows at the time that you know it,” he says. “That’s pretty cool.”