Dr. Jesse D. Miller has over a decade of experience in Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Commercialization and Front End Innovation. He holds a Ph.D. in Microbiology from Wayne State University School of Medicine and a B.S. in the same from the University of Michigan. Dr. Miller’s academic research focus has been on the bacterial pathogenesis of Streptococcus, while his industrial research focus has been on creation of diagnostics for the food safety and health care industries. In his role in industry, he has led and trained multiple teams on the tools and principles necessary to create meaningful products and services in todays’ fast-paced product development world. He has authored numerous publications and holds over a dozen patents (granted and applied for). In his current role at the Applied Research Center, he oversees research and development activities for the organization with personal specializations in Food Safety and Next Generation Sequencing.