Graham Scott is the Vice President and Institute Associate Director. His duties include serving as Chief Scientist and oversight of the Institute’s Science and Technology program and Education and Outreach initiatives. Dr. Scott is also focused on expanding the utilization of NSBRI’s new demonstration laboratories, located in the BioScience Research Collaborative in Houston, Texas. In addition to these roles, Dr. Scott holds faculty appointments at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology and the Center for Space Medicine.
Dr. Scott arrived at NSBRI in October 2012 with an impressive resume that includes 30 years of experience in military aviation, academia, research and development, and business. Immediately prior to joining NSBRI, he was the Director of Market Development, Sequencing at Life Technologies. He has held senior management and scientific leadership roles at Sigma-Aldrich Corporation, EMD Biosciences and Agilent Technologies. Graham Scott also participated in the Human Genome Project – working as a senior member of the team at the BCM Human Genome Sequencing Center from 2000-2003.
Dr. Scott is a native of New Zealand, where he served nine years as a Royal New Zealand Air Force pilot. He received bachelor’s degrees in chemistry and physics and a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Canterbury. Dr. Scott began his research career in the United States as a Welch Postdoctoral Fellow at Rice University under the mentorship of Robert F. Curl, Ph.D., who is the 1996 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry.