Scott Tighe, PhD
Scientific Advisor

Scott Tighe Is currently senior researcher and technical lead of the UVM Integrative Genomic facility which handles advanced genomic analysis for the University of Vermont and associated institutes. His expertise is all areas of genomics including NextGen and Sanger sequencing, Microarray, PCR, single cell analysis, flow cytometry, optics,  and experimental design. Scott Is a microbiologist with a strong background in microbial identification (fungi, bacteria, algae) and bioaerosols. He has also worked in the field of optics,  biophotonics, and holography to develop new disruptive technologies for 3D optical data storage and biomolecular detection of nucleic acids and nerve agents. His current research is in the field of advancing metagenomics through innovative concepts, product development, DNA/RNA recovery. Scott first began working in microbiome in 1985 at Northern Arizona University. He is Chair of the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities Metagenomics Research Group (Ad-Hoc) and Extreme Microbiome Project (XMP) and co-leader of the International Metagenomics and Microbiome Standards Alliance at NIST and a member of the Genomics Standards Consortium.