Scott Sammons is a Deputy Science Officer for the Office of Advanced Molecular Detection (AMD) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Mr. Sammons provides technical expertise and project management for the infrastructure and bioinformatics teams within the AMD Office. Prior to joining the AMD Office, Mr. Sammons was the Lead of the Bioinformatics Team within the Biotechnology Core Facility Branch providing bioinformatics support for next generation sequencing projects involved in outbreak investigations and surveillance of public health related pathogens including cholera, salmonella, legionella, smallpox, and influenza. Prior to joining the CDC, Mr. Sammons served as the Director of the Biomolecular Computing Resource (BIMCORE) at Emory University in Atlanta. Mr. Sammons received his Bachelors and Master’s degrees from the University of Georgia in 1985 and 1987, respectively.