Jack A. Bobo

MSES/JD’96, Specialized MSES/Law

IU Bloomington


Jack Bobo serves as the senior vice president and chief communications officer for Intrexon, a synthetic biology company developing revolutionary solutions to the world’s most pressing problems – in food, energy and health. In June 2015, he was named by Scientific American as one of the 100 most influential people in biotechnology today.

Bobo joined Intrexon from the U.S. Department of State, where he worked for the past 13 years, most recently as senior advisor for food policy following his positions as senior advisor for biotechnology as well as Chief, Biotechnology and Textile Trade Division. Through these key roles Bobo was responsible for global outreach to foreign audiences and senior foreign officials across a variety of issues and led or participated in bilateral trade discussions and negotiations. Prior to his distinguished career at the U.S. Department of State, he was an attorney at Crowell & Moring LLP.

Bobo received bachelor’s degrees in biology, chemistry, and psychology as well as an MSES and JD from Indiana University.