Dr. Lance Miller leads projects that build capacity for science, technology, and engineering communities in the United States and internationally including implementation of peer-reviewed competitions and designing and leading workshops and conferences focused on improving professional skills for scientists.
Lance has implemented science engagement and capacity building programs in the Middle East, South East Asia, the former Soviet Union, and the Caucasus. This includes managing peer reviewed research grant programs focused on biology and infectious diseases and implementing trainings and workshops for scientists ranging from bioethics and biosafety to laboratory diagnostic techniques and English skills for early career non-native English speaking researchers.
Lance earned a B.S. in microbiology from Mississippi State University and a Ph.D. in microbiology from Georgia Institute of Technology. His doctoral research focused on chemotaxis in the agronomically important bacterium Rhizobium leguminosarum, which can live symbiotically within the roots of pea plants. Following his Ph.D., he completed a post-doctoral fellowship in the Biosciences Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory where he managed a multidisciplinary team whose research focused on creating an artificial community of anaerobic microbes and developing the tools to analyze their metabolic interactions.