Director of Science
Heath J. Mills, Ph.D.: Dr. Mills earned a Ph.D. in Applied Microbiology from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a B.S. in Biology from Duke University. He has held faculty positions at the University of Houston Clear Lake and Texas A&M University. Dr. Mills has over 11 years experience leading international molecular biological research projects, advising long-term governmental research programs in extreme environment exploration and collaborating with interdisciplinary academic colleagues in over 15 countries. Dr. Mills has over 35 publications and has led numerous projects in terrestrial, aquatic and deep subsurface environments making him a recognized world leader in planning and executing remote and extreme environment research.